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Supplement Number One, 







YEAR BOOK 



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OF THE 



Society of Sons of the Revolution 



IN THE 



STATE OF NEW YORK 



Members Admitted 
February u, ±896— March 8, 1898 

NEW YORK 
7/yi*/sij^ FRANCIS E. FITCH 

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JAMES EDWARD KELLY, Sculptor. 



BRONZE TABLET AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, BOULEVARD AND 117th STREET, NEW YORK CITY. 
UNVEILED BY THE SONS OF THE REVOLUTION IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK, OCTOBER 16, 1897. 



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OFFICERS 

OF THE 

GENERAL SOCIETY. 



General President. 

HON. JOHN LEE CARROLL, Endicott City, Maryland, 

Of the Maryland Society. 

General Vice-President. 

GARRETT DORSET WALL VROOM, Trenton, New Jersey, 
Of the New Jersey Society. 

Second General Vice-President. 

JOHN SCREVEN, Savannah, Georgia, 

Of the Georgia Society. 

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General Secretary. 

JAMES MORTIMER MONTGOMERY, No. 146 Broadway, New York, 

Of the New York Society. 

Assistant General Secretary. 

WILLIAM HALL HARRIS, No. 216 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, Maryland, 

Of the Maryland Society. 

General Treasurer. 
RICHARD McCALL CADWALADER. 138 S. 12th Street, Philadelphia, 

Pennsylvania, 
Of the Pennsylvania Society. 

C>^ General Assistant Treasurer. 

HENRY CADLE, Bethany, Missouri, 
Of the Missouri Society. 

General Chaplain. 
RIGHT REVEREND HENRY BENJAMIN WHIPPLE, D.D., L.L.D., 

Bishop of Minnesota, Faribault, Minnesota, 
Of the Minnesota Society. 

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General Registrar. 

FRANCIS ELLINGWOOD ABBOT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 

Of the Massachusetts Society. 



General Historian. 



GAILLARD HUNT, Department of State, Washington, District of Columbia, 
Of the District of Columbia Society. 



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NEW YORK SOCIETY. 



Instituted - - 
Reorganized ... - December 4, 1883. 

Incorporated under the Laws op 
the State op New York, 



May 3, 1884. 



INCORPORATORS. 

John Austin Stevens, 
*John Cochrane, 
* Austin Huntington, 
*George H. Potts, 

Frederick Samuel Tallmadge, 
*George Washington Wright Houghton, 

Asa Bird Gardiner, 

Thomas Henry Edsall, 
♦Joseph W. Drexel, 

James Mortimer Montgomery, 

James Duane Livingston, 

John Bleecker Miller, 

Alexander R. Thompson, Jr. 
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SONS OF THE REVOLUTION 

IN THE 

STATE OF NEW YORK. 

Institdted - February 22, 1876. 

Reorganized - December 4, 1883. 

Incorporated under the Laws of the State of New York - May 3, 1884. 



OFFICERS, 1897-1898. . 

President. 
FREDERICK SAMUEL TALLMADGE, 97 Cedar Street, New York City. 

Vice-President. 
JOHN HONE, 62 New Street, New York City. 



ALEXANDER R. THOMPSON, 146 Broadway (Room 409), New York 

City. 

Treasurer. 
ARTHUR MELVIN HATCH, 96 Broadway, New York City. 

Registrar. 
HENRY PHELPS JOHNSTON, 17 Lexington Avenue, New York City. 

Chaplain. 
Rev. BROCKHOLST MORGAN. 



Board of Managers. 

FREDERICK CLARKSON, 

WILLIAM CARPENDER, 

WILLIAM GASTON HAMILTON, 

ROBERT OLYPHANT, 

FELLOWES DAVIS, 

HENRY DENISON BABCOCK, 

CHARLES HORNBLOWER WOODRUFF, 

JOHN G. FLOYD, 

CHARLES BULKLEY HUBBELL, 

GEORGE C. HOLT, 

PHILIP LIVINGSTON. 



Historian. 

TALBOT OLYPHANT. 

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Officers 

OF THE NEW YORK SOCIETY FROM ITS REORGANIZATION, 
DECEMBER 4, 1883. 

Elected. PRESIDENTS. Retired. 

1883 John Austin Stevens, 1884 

1884 Frederick Samuel Tallmadge, 

VICE-PRESIDENTS. 

1883 *John Cochrane, 1884 

1884 *Thomas Henry Eds all, 1886 
1886 Elbridge T. Gerry, 1888 

1888 *Floyd Clarkson, 1894 
1894 James Mortimer Montgomery, 1894 

1894 William Gaston Hamilton, 1895 

1895 Robert Olyphant, 1896 

1896 James William Beekman, 1897 

1897 John Hone, 

SECRETARIES. 

1883 John Bleecker Miller, pro tern. 

1883 * Austin Huntington, 1884 

1884 *George Washington Wright Houghton, 1886 
1886 James Mortimer Montgomery, 1893 
1893 Thomas Edward Vermilye Smith, 1896 

1896 Charles Isham, 1897 

1897 Alexander Ramsay Thompson, 

ASSISTANT SECRETARY. 

1891 Edward Trenchard, 1895 

TREASURERS. 

1883 *George H. Potts, 1885 

1885 F. J. Huntington, 1885 

1885 * Austin Huntington, 1886 

1886 Asa Coolidge Warren, 1887 

1887 Arthur Melvin Hatch, 

REGISTRARS. 

1885 *Thomas Henry Edsall, 1886 

1887 Asa Coolidge Warren, 1889 

1889 *Henry Thayer Drowne, 1891 
1891 Charles Isham, 1896 
1896 Henry Phelps Johnston, 

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HISTORIANS. 



1888 


*Austin Huntington, 


1889 


1889 


John Canpield Tomlinson, 


1891 


1891 


Henry Wyckoff Le Roy, 


1893 


1893 


James Mortimer Montgomery, 


1894 


1894 


Talbot Olyphant, 


1895 


1895 


John Lawrence, 


1896 


1896 


Talbot Olyphant, 

CHAPLAINS. 




1889 


Rev. Daniel Cony Weston, D..D., 


1889 


1889 


Rev. Brockholst Morgan, 





Board of Managers 

OF THE NEW YORK SOCIETY FROM ITS REORGANIZATION. 



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1883-4. 

Frederick Samuel Tallmadge, 
* Joseph W. Drexel, 
*Thomas Henry Edsall, 
*George W. W. Houghton, 
Asa Bird Gardiner, 
James Mortimer Montgomery, 
James Duane Livingston, 
John Bleecker Miller, 
Alexander R. Thompson, Jr. 

1884-5. 

Asa Bird Gardiner, 

James Mortimer Montgomery, 

James Duane Livingston, 

John Bleecker Miller, 

Alexander R. Thompson, Jr., 

John B. Ireland, 

Ethan Allen, 

Ingersoll Lockwood, 

Asa Coolidoe Warren. 

1885-6. 

James Mortimer Montgomery, 
Alexander II. Thompson, Jr., 
JonN B. Ireland, 



Ethan Allen, 

Asa Coolidge Warren, 
*Floyd Clarkson, 
*Edward L. Hedden, 

George Clinton Genet, 

Henry Wyckoff Le Roy. 

1886-7. 

John B. Ireland, 

*Floyd Clarkson, 
George Clinton Genet, 
Henry Wyckoff Le Roy, 

*Horace Barnard, 
George Parsons Lathrop, 
Edward Rathbone Satterlee, 
John Clarkson Jay, Jr., 
James Duane Livingston. 

1887-8. 

John B. Ireland, 
*Floyd Clarkson, 
George Clinton Genet, 
Henry Wyckoff Le Roy, 
John Clarkson Jay, Jr., 
Reverend Brockholst Morgan, 
Daniel B. St. John Roosa. 



1 888-9. 

John B. Ireland, 
George Clinton Genet, 
Henry Wyckoff Le Roy, 
James Duane Livingston, 
George Parsons Lathrop, 
John Clarkson Jay, Jr., 
Reverend Brockholst Morgan, 
William Gaston Hamilton, 
Robert F. Bixby, 
John Jackson Riker, pro tern., 
Asa Bird Gardiner, pro tern., 
Francis Lathrop, pro tern. 



1 889-90. 

John B. Ireland, 
George Clinton Genet, 
Henry Wyckoff Le Roy, 
John Clarkson Jay, Jr., 
Reverend Brockholst Morgan, 
William Gaston Hamilton, 
Asa Bird Gardiner, 
John Jackson Riker, 
Francis Lathrop, 
William Gordon Ver Planck, 
Bradish Johnson, Jr. 

1890-91. 

John B. Ireland, 
George Clinton Genet, 
Henry Wyckoff Le Roy, 
John Clarkson Jay, Jr., 
William Gaston Hamilton, 
Asa Bird Gardiner, 
Bradish Johnson, Jr., 
Charles Hornblower Woodruff, 
William Carpender, 
*Robert Lenox Belknap, 
Robert Olyphant. 



1891-2. 

Asa Bird Gardiner, 
Bradish Johnson, Jr., 
Charles Hornblower Woodruff, 
William Carpender, 
*Robk/.t Lenox Belknap, 



Robert Olyphant, 
John^Canfield ^Tomlinson, 
gouverneur mather smith, 
William Gaston Hamilton. 



1892-3. 

William Carpender, 

*Robert Lenox Belknap, 
Robert Olyphant, 
John Canfield Tomlinson, 
Gouverneur Mather Smith, 
William Gaston Hamilton, 

*John Lawrence, 
Benjamin Douglas Silliman, 
Charles Augustus Schermerhorn, 
William Alexander Duer, 
Charles Augustus Peabody, Jr. 



1 893-4. 

John Canfield Tomlinson, 
Gouverneur Mather Smith, 
William Gaston Hamilton, 
*John Lawrence, 
Benjamin Douglas Silliman, 
Charles Augustus Schermerhorn, 
Asa Bird Gardiner, 
Charles Augustus Peabody, Jr., 
Henry Wyckoff Le Roy, 
John Hone, 
Charles Hornblower Woodruff. 



1 894-5. 

*John Lawrence, 

Benjamin Douglas Silliman, 

Charles Augustus Schermerhorn, 

Asa Bird Gardiner, 

Charles Augustus Peabody, Jr., 

Henry Wyckoff Le Roy, 

John Hone, 

Charles Hornblower Woodruff, 
*William Gayer Dominick, 

Frederick Clarkson, 

John Taylor Terry, Jr., 

Robert Olyphant, pro tern. 

William Carpender, pro tern. 



1 895-6. 

Asa Bird Gardiner, 
Bradish Johnson, 
Henry Wyckofp Le Roy, 
John Hone, 

Charles Hornblower Woodruff, 
Chester Griswold, 
Frederick Clarkson, 
John Taylor Terry, Jr., 
William Carpender, 
* James Betts Metcalf, 
William Gaston Hamilton. 



1 896-7. 

John Hone, 

Charles Hornblower Woodruff, 

Chester Griswold, 

Frederick Clarkson, 

John Taylor Terry, Jr., 

William Carpender, 

William Gaston Hamilton, 

Thomas E. V. Smith, 

Robert Olyphant, 

Fellowes Davis, 

Henry Denison Babcock. 



1 897-8. 

Frederick Clarkson, 

William Carpender, 

William Gaston Hamilton, 

Robert Olyphant, 

Fellowes Davis, 

Henry Denison Babcock, 

Charles Hornblower Woodruff, 

John G. Floyd, 

Charles Bulkley Hubeell, 

George C. Holt, 

Philip Livingston. 



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Society 

OF THE 

Sons of the Revolution 

In the State of New York. 



Instituted ... February 22, 1876. 

Reorganized - - - December 3, 1883. 

Incorporated - - - Mat 3, 1884. 



Constitution, 
preamble. 

Whereas, it has become evident from the decline of proper celebration 
of such National holidays as the Fourth of July, Washington's Birthday, 
and the like, that popular interest in the events and men of the War of the 
Revolution is less than in the earlier days of the Republic ; 

And Whereas, this lack of interest is to be attributed not so much to 
lapse of time as to the neglect on the part of descendants of Revolutionary 
heroes to perform their duty of keeping before the public mind the memory 
of the services of their ancestors, and of the times in which they lived, and 
of the principles for which they contended ; 

Therefore, the Society of the "Sons of the Revolution" has been 
instituted, to perpetuate the memory of the men who, in military, naval or 
civil service, by their acts or counsel, achieved American Independence ; 
to promote ?Jid assist in the proper celebration of the anniversaries of 

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Constitution of the New York Society. 

Washington's Birthday, the Battles of Lexington and Bunker Hill, the 
Fourth of July, the Capitulations of Saratoga and Yorktown, the formal 
Evacuation of New York by the British Army, on the 3d of December, 
1783, as a relinquishment of territorial sovereignty, and other prominent 
events relating to or connected with the War of the Revolution ; to collect 
and secure for preservation the manuscript rolls, records and other docu- 
ments and memorials relating to that War ; to inspire among the members 
and their descendants the patriotic spirit of their forefathers ; to inculcate 
in the community in general sentiments of Nationality and respect for the 
principles for which the patriots of the Revolution contended ; to assist in 
the commemorative celebration of other great historical events of National 
importance, and to promote social intercourse and the feeling of fellowship 
among its members. 

ARTICLE I. 

IRame ot Society 

The Society shall be known by the name, style and title of " Sons of 
the Revolution." 

ARTICLE II. 

dfcembersbtp. 

Any male person, above the age of twenty-one years, shall be eligible 
to membership in the "Sons of the Revolution" who is descended from 
an ancestor, as the propositus, who, either as a military, naval or marine 
officer, soldier, sailor, or marine, or official in the service of any one of the 
thirteen original Colonies or States, or of the National Government repre- 
senting or composed of those Colonies or States, assisted in establishing 
American Independence during the War of the Revolution, between the 
19th day of April, 1775, when hostilities commenced, and the 19th day of 
April, 1783, when they were ordered to cease. 

Provided : That when the claim of eligibility is based on the service of 
an ancestor in the "minute men" or "militia," it must be satisfactorily 
shown that such ancestor was actually called into the service of the State 
or United States, and performed garrison or field duty ; and 

Provided further : That when the claim of eligibility is based on the 
service of an ancestor as a " sailor "or " marine," it must in like manner be 

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Constitution of the New York Society. 

shown that such service was other than shore duty and regularly per- 
formed in the Continental Navy, or the Navy of one of the original thirteen 
States, or on an armed vessel, other than a merchant ship, which sailed 
under letters of marque and reprisal, and that such ancestor of the appli- 
cant was duly enrolled in the ship's company, either as an officer, seaman, 
or otherwise than as a passenger ; and 

Provided further: That when the claim of eligibility is based on the 
service of an ancestor as an " official," such service must have been per- 
formed in the civil service of the United States, or of one of the thirteen 
original States, and must have been sufficiently important in character to 
have rendered the official specially liable to arrest and imprisonment, the 
same as a combatant, if captured by the enemy, as well as liable to convic- 
tion of treason against the Government of Great Britain. 

Service in the ordinary duties of a civil office, the performance of which 
did not particularly and effectively aid the American Cause, shall not con- 
stitute eligibility. 

In the construction of this article, the Volunteer Aids de Camp of Gen- 
eral Officers in Continental Service, who were duly announced as such and 
who actually served in the field during a campaign, shall be comprehended 
as having performed qualifying service. 

The civil officials and military forces of the State of Vermont, during 
the War of the Revolution, shall also be comprehended in the same manner 
as if they had belonged to one of the thirteen original States. 

No service of an ancestor shall be deemed as qualifying service for 
membership in the "Sons of the Revolution" where such ancestor, after 
assisting in the cause of American Independence, shall have subsequently 
either adhered to the enemy, or failed to maintain an honorable record: 
throughout the War of the Revolution. 

No person shall be admitted unless he be eligible under one of the pro- 
visions of this Article nor unless he be of good moral character and be 
judged worthy of becoming a member. 

ARTICLE III. 

©fficere. 

The officers of the Society of the "Sons of the Revolution" shall be 
a President a Vice-President, a Secretary, a Treasurer, a Registrar, and 

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a Chaplain, who shall be chosen by ballot at every annual meeting from 
among the members thereof. 

ARTICLE IV. 

$oaro of Managers. 

The Board of Managers of the Society shall be seventeen, namely : the 
President, the Vice-President, the Secretary, the Treasurer, the Registrar, 
and the Chaplain, ex-officio, and eleven others who shall be chosen by ballot 
at every annual meeting from among the members of the Society. 

ARTICLE V. 

BDmissfon of Members, 

Every application for membership shall be made in writing, subscribed 
"by the applicant, and approved by two members over their signatures. 
Applications shall contain, or be accompanied by, proof of eligibility, and 
such applications and proofs shall be submitted to the Board of Managers, 
who shall have full power to determine the qualifications of the applicant. 

Payment of the initiation fee and subscription to the declaration required 
by the Constitution of this Society shall be a pre-requisite of membership. 

ARTICLE VI. 

Declaration. 

Every member shall declare upon honor that he will endeavor to pro- 
mote the purposes of this Institution and observe the "Constitution" and 
"By-Laws" of this Society, and, if he be a citizen of the United States, 
shall declare that he will support the Constitution of the United States. 
Such declaration shall be in writing, and subscribed by the member 
making it. 

ARTICLE VII. 

Unstitution ConsioereD. 

At every meeting the purposes of the Institution will be fully considered 
and the best measures to promote them adopted. No question, however, 
involving the party politics of the day within the United States shall ever be 
discussed or considered in any meeting of the " Sons of the Revolution." 

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ARTICLE VIII. 

Commemorations. 

It shall be a standing Regulation that the members shall, when practic- 
able, hold a commemorative celebration and dine together at least once 

every year. 

ARTICLE IX. 

Seal* 

The seal of the Society of the " Sons of the Revolution" shall be one 
and seven-eighths of an inch in diameter, and shall consist of the figure of 
a " Minute-man " in Continental uniform, standing on a ladder leading to a 
belfry, and holding in his left hand a musket and an olive branch, and 
grasping in his right hand a bell-rope. Above, the cracked " Liberty bell ";. 
issuing therefrom a ribbon, bearing the motto of the "Sons of the Revo- 
lution": " Exegi monumentum cere per ennius." Across the top of the 
ladder, on a ribbon, the figures " 1776," and at the left of the Minute-man, 
and also on a ribbon, the figures " 1883," the year of the Centennial com- 
memoration of the permanent evacuation by the British army of American 
territory ; the whole encircled by a band three-eighths of an inch wide ;. 
thereon at the top thirteen stars of five points each, and at the bottom 
the legend, " Sons of the Revolution ;" the following being a fac-simile 
thereof : 




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The Secretary shall be the custodian of the seal, which shall be identical 
in every particular with this description. 

ARTICLE X. 
•ffnsfgnfa. 

The insignia of the "Sons of the Revolution" shall consist of a badge 
pendant from a ribbon by a ring of gold. 

The badge shall be elliptical in form, with escaloped edges, one and one- 
quarter inches in length, and one and one-eighth inches in width ; the 
whole surmounted by a gold eagle, with wings displayed, inverted. On 
the obverse side a medallion of gold in the centre, elliptical in form, 
bearing on its face the figure of a soldier in Continental uniform, with 
musket slung. Beneath, the figures " 1775 ;" the medallion surrounded by 
thirteen raised gold stars of five points each upon a border of dark blue 
enamel. 

On the reverse side, in the centre, a medallion, corresponding in form 
to that on the obverse, and also in gold, bearing on its face Houdon's por- 
trait of Washington in bas-relief, encircled by the legend, "Sons of the 
Revolution." Beneath the figures "1883," and upon the reverse of the 
eagle, the number of the particular badge engraved ; the medallion sur- 
rounded by a plain gold border conforming in dimensions to the obverse, 
upon which members may have their names engraved in script. 

The ribbon shall be dark blue, ribbed and watered, edged with buff, one 
and one-half inches wide and one and one-half inches in displayed length. 

The insignia shall be worn by the members conspicuously and only on 
the left breast on all occasions when they shall assemble as such for any 
stated purpose or celebration. The badge shall never be worn as an article 
of jewelry. 

The Treasurer of the Society shall procure and issue the insignia to the 
members and shall keep a record of all issued by him. 

Such insignia shall be returned to the Treasurer of the Society by any 
member who may formally withdraw or resign or be expelled, but other- 
wise it shall be deemed an heirloom. 

No member shall receive more than one badge, unless to replace one, 
the loss or destruction of which shall first be satisfactorily established. 

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The following being a fac-simile of such insignia : 





"obverse." 

On occasions other than the meetings for any stated purpose or celebra- 
tion, members may wear a rosette of the prescribed ribbon and pattern in 
the upper button-hole of the left lapel of the coat. 

The Treasurer shall procure and issue the rosettes to members. 

The following being a fac-simile of the same, which shall not exceed 
fifteen millimetres in diameter : 




ARTICLE XI. 
alterations an& amendments. 
No alteration nor amendment of the Constitution of this Society shall be 
made unless notice thereof shall be duly given in writing, signed by the 
member proposing the same, at a meeting of the Society, nor unless the 
same shall be adopted at a subsequent meeting, held at least thirty days 
after such notice, by a vote of three-fourths of the members present. 

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By-Laws, 



SECTION I. 

•ffnttiation afee, Dues ano Contributions, 

The initiation fee shall be ten dollars ; the annual dues, five dollars, 
which shall be payable on or before the first day of January in every year. 
The payment at one time of seventy-five dollars shall thenceforth exempt 
the member so paying from the payment of annual dues. 

Any member who may contribute two hundred and fifty dollars to the 
" Permanent Fund" of the Society shall be exempt from the payment of 
annual dues, and this exemption shall extend in perpetuity to his lineal 
successors in membership from the same propositus, one at a time, who 
may be selected for such exemption by the Society. 

SECTION II. 

permanent jfuno. 

There shall be a "Permanent Fund," to be derived from contributions, 

and to remain forever to the use of the Society, the income only of which 

shall be expended. 

SECTION m. 

president. 

The President, or in his absence the Vice-President, or in his absence a 
chairman pro tempore, shall preside at all meetings of the Society and of 
the Board of Managers, and shall exercise the usual functions of a presid- 
ing officer, under general parliamentary rules, subject to an appeal to the 
Society, in proper cases under those rules. The President shall be, ex 
officio, a member of all committees other than the Committee on Nomina- 
tions. He shall have power to convene the Board of Managers and appoint 
the place of such meeting when called by him. 

He shall also perform such other representative duties on behalf of the 
Society, either personally or by correspondence, as it or the Board of Man- 

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agers may find desirable or necessary, or as customarily appertain to his 
office, and he shall enforce a strict observance of the Constitution and By- 
Laws of the Society. 

In case of his decease, resignation, neglect to serve, or inability from 
any cause to act as President, the duties of the office shall devolve on the 
Vice-President, until the vacancy caused by such decease, resignation, or 
neglect to serve, shall be filled, or until the inability shall cease. 

SECTION IV. 

Secretary. 

The Secretary shall conduct the general correspondence of the Society 
and keep a record thereof. He shall notify all qualified and accepted can- 
didates of their admission, and perform such other duties as the Society, or 
Board of Managers, or his office, may require of him. He shall have charge 
of the seal, certificates of incorporation, by-laws, historical and other docu- 
ments and records of the Society other than those required to be deposited 
with the Registrar, and shall affix the seal to all properly authenticated 
certificates of membership, and transmit the same without delay to the 
member for whom it shall be issued or to his proper representative. He 
shall also notify the Registrar of all admissions to membership, and trans- 
mit to him the applications and proofs of eligibility of all persons so 
admitted. He, together with the presiding officer, shall, when necessary, 
certify all acts of the Society, and, in proper cases, authenticate them under 
seal. He shall have charge of all printing and publications directed by the 
Society or by the Board of Managers. He shall give due notice of the time 
and place of all meetings of the Society, and of the Board of Managers, and 
shall attend the same. He shall keep fair and accurate records of all the 
proceedings and orders of the Society, and of the Board of Managers, and 
shall give notice to the several officers of all votes, orders, resolves, and 
proceedings of the Society or of the Board of Managers, affecting them or 
appertaining to their respective duties; and, at the annual meeting, and 
oftener, if required, shall report to the Society the names of those candi- 
dates who have been admitted to membership, and also the names of those 
members whose resignations or voluntary withdrawals have been con- 
sented to and accepted, and also the names of those members who have 
been expelled, or dropped for non-payment of dues, or for failure to sub- 

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stantiate claim of descent. In his absence from any meeting, a Secretary 
pro tempore may be designated therefor, unless the Assistant Secretary 
shall be present to act in such capacity. 

SECTION V. 

{Treasurer. 

The Treasurer shall collect and keep the funds and securities of the 
Society ; and as often as those funds shall amount to one hundred dollars 
they shall be deposited in some bank in the City of New York, which shall 
be designated by the Board of Managers, to the credit of the Society of the 
" Sons of the Revolution," and such funds shall be drawn thence on the 
check of the Treasurer for the purposes of the Society only. Out of these 
funds he shall pay such sums only as may be ordered by the Society, or by 
the Board of Managers, and shall perform such other duties as the Society, 
or Board of Managers, or his office, may require of him. He shall keep a 
true account of his receipts and payments, and, at each annual meeting, 
render the same to the Society, with a full statement of the financial con- 
dition of the Society, when a committee shall be appointed to audit his 
accounts. 

For the faithful performance of his duty, he shall give such security 
as the Society, or Board of Managers in lieu of its action thereon, may 
from time to time require. 

SECTION VI. 

•Registrar. 

The Registrar shall receive from the Secretary, file and keep of record 
all the proofs upon which memberships have been granted, declarations of 
members on admission of adherence to the Constitution and By-Laws of 
the Society, together with a list of all diplomas countersigned by him, and 
all documents, roils, or other evidences of service in the War of the Revo- 
lution of which the Society may become possessed ; and he, under the 
direction of the Board of Managers, shall make or cause to be made for 
file in his office, copies of such original or certified documents as the 
owners thereof may not be willing to leave permanently in the keeping 
of the Society. 

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SECTION VII. 

Gbaplaim 

The Chaplain shall be a regularly ordained minister of a Christian 

denomination, and it shall be his duty to open and close all meetings with 

customary chaplaincy services, and perform such other duties as ordinarily 

appertain to such office. 

SECTION VIII. 

Ibfstortan. 

The Board of Managers shall have power to appoint an Historian, who 

shall keep a detailed record, to be deposited with the Secretary, of all the 

historical and commemorative celebrations of the Society ; and he shall 

edit and prepare for publication such historical addresses, essays, papers 

and other documents of an historical character, other than a Eegister of 

Members, as the Secretary may be required to publish ; and at every 

annual meeting, if there shall be a necrological list for the year then 

closing, he shall submit the same, with carefully prepared biographies of 

the deceased members. 

SECTION IX. 

assistant Secretary. 

The Board of Managers shall have power to appoint an Assistant Secre- 
tary, who shall assist the Secretary in the performance of such duties of 
that office as the latter may, from time to time, devolve upon him, and 
may, in such cases, give required notices, and certify, and authenticate, 
when necessary, any acts, documents or records of the Society. 

In case of the absence of the Secretary from any meeting of the Society 
or of the Board of Managers, or of his decease, resignation, neglect to serve, 
or inability from any cause to act in that capacity, the duties of the office 
shall devolve on the Assistant Secretary until the Secretary shall return, or 
until the vacancy caused by such decease, resignation, or neglect to serve, 
shall be filled, or until the inability shall cease. 

SECTION X. 

JiSoarD ot d&anagers. 

The Board of Managers shall judge of the qualifications of every can- 
didate who shall make proper application for admission to the Society, and 

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shall have power to admit him to membership therein, if found eligible 
under the Constitution of this Society. Three negative votes shall be a 
rejection of the applicant. 

They may, through the Secretary, call special meetings of the Society at 
such times as they may see fit ; and they may arrange for commemorative 
celebrations by the Society. 

They shall recommend plans to the Society for promoting its purposes, 
and, when practicable, may digest and prepare business for its meetings, 
and shall supervise all publications issued in its name, and decide whether 
copies of records or other documents or papers may be furnished on request 
of any party, in cases not pertaining directly to the business of the Society, 
and the proper conduct of its affairs. 

They shall generally superintend the interests, and shall have the con- 
trol and management of the affairs and funds of the Society. They shall 
also perform such duties as may be prescribed by the Constitution and By- 
Laws, or required by any Standing Rule or Resolve of the Society ; pro- 
vided, however, that they shall at no time be required to take any action 
nor contract any debt for which they shall be jointly or severally liable. 
They shall be competent to consent to and to accept the resignation or 
voluntary withdrawal from membership of any enrolled member of the 
Society. 

They may require the attendance of any member of the Society, or any 
official or Committee thereof, at any meeting, for consultation and advice. 

The Board of Managers shall meet as often as they may desire, or at the 
call of the President, or upon the written request of any three members of 
the same, addressed to the Secretary. 

A majority of the Board of Managers shall be a quorum for the trans- 
action of business. 

At every annual meeting they shall submit to the Society a general 
report of their proceedings during the year then closing, and at such other 
time as may be required by the Society. 

SECTION XL 

Bjpulsion anfc Suspension. 

The Board of Managers shall have power to expel any enrolled member 
of this Society who, by a conduct inconsistent with a gentleman and a man 



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of honor, or by an opposition to the interests of the community in general 
or of this Society in particular, may render himself unworthy to continue 
a member, or who shall persistently transgress, or, without good excuse, 
willfully neglect or fail in the performance of any obligation enjoined by 
the Constitution or By-Laws or any standing Eule of this Society. Pro- 
vided, that such member shall have received at least ten days' notice of 
the complaint preferred against him, and of the time and place for hearing 
the same, and have been thereby afforded an opportunity to be heard in 
person. 

Whenever the cause of expulsion shall not have involved turpitude nor 
moral unworthiness, any member thus expelled may, upon the unanimous 
recommendation of the Board of Managers, but not otherwise, be restored 
to membership by the Society at any meeting. 

The Board of Managers shall also have power to drop from the Eoll 
the name of any enrolled member of the Society who shall be at least two 
years in arrears in the payment of dues, and who, on notice to pay the 
same, shall fail and neglect to do so within ten days thereafter, and upon 
being thus dropped, his membership shall cease and determine ; but he 
may be restored to membership at any time by the Board of Managers, on 
his application therefor, and upon his payment of all such arrears and of 
the annual dues from the date when he was dropped to the date of his 
restoration. The Board of Managers may also suspend any officer from 
the performance of his duties, for cause ; which proceeding must be re- 
ported to the Society and acted upon by it within thirty days, either by 
rescision of the suspension or removal of the suspended officer from office, 
or otherwise the suspension shall cease. 

SECTION XII. 

Vacancies ano Germs of ©CKce. 

Whenever an officer of this Society shall die, resign, or neglect to serve, 
or be suspended, or be unable to properly perform the duties of his office, 
by reason of absence, sickness or other cause, and whenever an office shall 
be vacant, which the Society shall not have filled by an election, the Board 
of Managers shall have power to appoint a member to such office pro tem- 
pore, who shall act in such capacity until the Society shall elect a member 
to the vacant office, or until the inability due to " suspension, absence, sick- 



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ness or other cause" shall cease. Provided, however, that the office of 
President or Secretary shall not thus be filled by the Board of Managers, 
when there shall be a Vice-President or Assistant Secretary to enter upon 
the duties of those offices respectively. 

In like manner, the Board of Managers may supply vacancies among 
its members, under the same conditions and limitations ; and in case any 
member thereof, other than an officer, shall be absent from three consecu- 
tive meetings of the same, his place therein may be declared vacant by the 
Board of Managers and filled by an appointment which shall continue in 
full effect until the Society shall elect a successor. 

Subject to these provisions, all officers of the Society, and the members 
of the Board of Managers, shall, from the time of their election or appoint- 
ment, continue in their respective offices until the next annual meeting, 
and until their respective successors shall be duly chosen. 

SECTION XIII. 
"Resignation. 
No resignation or voluntary withdrawal from membership of any mem- 
ber enrolled in this Society shall become effective as a release from the 
obligations thereof, unless consented to and accepted by the Board of 
Managers. 

SECTION XIV. 
Disqualification. 

No person who may be enrolled as a member in this Society shall be 
permitted to continue in membership where the proofs of claim of quali- 
fication by descent shall be found to be defective and insufficient to sub- 
stantiate such claim, or not properly authenticated. The Society, or the 
Board of Managers, may, at any time after thirty days' notice to such 
person to properly substantiate or authenticate his claim, require the 
Secretary to erase his name from the list of members, and such person 
shall thereupon cease to be a member : Provided, he shall have failed or 
neglected to comply satisfactorily with such notice. 

Where the Board of Managers shall direct the erasure of a person's 
name for a cause comprehended under this section, such person shall have 
a right of appeal to the next annual meeting of the Society ; but he shall 

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not be restored to membership unless by a vote of three-fourths of the 
members present on that occasion, or at a subsequent meeting to which 
the consideration of the appeal may have been specifically postponed. 

SECTION XV. 

annual anfc Special d&eetfnes. 

The Society shall hold an annual meeting in the city of New York on 
the third day of December in every year, at which a general election of 
officers and managers, by ballot, shall take place, except when such date 
shall fall on Sunday, in which case the meeting shall be held on the follow- 
ing day. 

In such election the polls shall be open one and one-half hours, and a 
majority of the ballots given for any office or for a manager shall con- 
stitute a choice therefor ; but, if on the first ballot no member shall receive 
such a majority, then a further balloting, in such case, shall forthwith 
take place, in which a plurality of votes given shall determine the choice 
therefor. During any election the regular Order of Business may be pro- 
ceeded with. 

Stated meetings shall be held on the first Monday in February, May 
and November in each year, at such time and place as the Board of 
Managers shall direct. At these meetings historical addresses and papers 
may be presented, researches encouraged, social intercourse promoted and 
the general business of the Society transacted. 

Special meetings shall be held by direction of the Board of Managers, or 
upon the written request of thirty members of the Society, at such time 
and place as said Board may direct. At such special meeting no business 
shall be transacted except such as shall be specified in the notice therefor. 

One week's notice of time and place of annual or special meetings shall 
be given by publication in two daily newspapers in the city of New York, 
and by mailing through the post-office in said city a written or printed 
notice to every member of the Society. 

At all meetings of the Society thirty members shall constitute a quorum 
for the transaction of business. 

The meetings of the Society for business shall be generally conducted 
according to Parliamentary Law, and the following Order of Business 
shall, as far as the same may be applicable, be followed : 

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©roer of business : 

1. Meeting called to order by Presiding Officer. 

2. Prayer by the Chaplain. 

3. Reading of minutes of prior meetings not previously acted upon. 

4. Election of officers and managers, when necessary. 

5. Communications from or Report of Board of Managers. 

6. Reports of Officers. 

7. Reports of Special Committees. 

8. Unfinished business. 

9. Written communications requiring action of the Society. 

10. Specially noticed business. 

11. Notices of motion for subsequent meeting. 

12. Miscellaneous business. 

13. Reading of the Preamble to this Constitution. 

14. Closing Prayer by the Chaplain. 

SECTION XVI. 
Service of Iftotfces, 
It shall be the duty of every member to inform the Secretary, by written 
communication, of his place of residence and of any change thereof, and of 
his post-office address. 

Service of any notice under this Constitution or By-Laws upon any 
member of the Society, addressed to him at his last recorded place of 
residence or post-office address, and forwarded by mail, shall be deemed 
sufficient service of such notice. 

SECTION XVII. 

IRecommenoation of Canoioates. 

No member shall approve an application for membership in this Society 

unless he shall know the candidate to be worthy, and shall have satisfied 

himself by due examination of proofs that such candidate is eligible, and 

will, if admitted, be a desirable member. 

SECTION XVIII. 

Iftomlnatina Committee. 
The Society may, at the annual meeting, choose a Nominating Com- 
mittee, of nine members, to nominate officers and members of the Board of 
Managers, for election at the succeeding annual meeting. 

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In case the Society shall not choose such a Committee, the President 
shall, prior to every annual meeting, appoint such a Nominating Com- 
mittee of nine members from among the members longest enrolled as such, 
who may consent to serve on such Committee, exclusive of officers or 
members of the Board of Managers. 

The Nominating Committee shall select and nominate a ticket of the 
names proposed to fill the respective offices, to be elected by ballot, which 
ticket shall be printed and distributed as the "Kegular Ticket." Should 
there be a dissenting minority, or upon the written request of twenty-five 
members of the Society, a separate ticket shall also be made, composed of 
the names proposed by them to fill the respective offices, in expression of 
their choice and views, which ticket shall be printed and distributed as the 
" Members' Ticket," and both tickets shall be mailed or sent to the members 
previous to the ensuing annual election. 

In order to secure as far as may be in the Board of Managers stability 
in procedure and familiarity with precedents in the business affairs of the 
Society, every Nominating Committee shall, in making nominations for 
the suffrages of the Society of members of said Board other than those who 
are ex-officio members, so arrange their recommendations as to provide for 
the retirement annually of not less than three nor more than four of those 
who shall have served longest continuously on said Board, and for the. 
continuance of a proportionate number. 

SECTION XIX. 

decease of Members. 

Upon the decease of any member residing within the State of New 

York, notice thereof, and of the time and place of the funeral, shall be 

given by the Secretary by publication, and it shall thereupon become the 

duty of the members, when practicable, to attend the obsequies. 

Any member, upon being informed of the decease of a member, shall 
make it his business to see that the Secretary is promptly notified of the 
fact, which fact shall also, in due time, be communicated to the Society. 

SECTION XX. 

Certificate of dBembersbfp. 
Every member shall be entitled to receive a certificate of membership, 

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which shall be authenticated by the President and Secretary, and counter- 
signed by the Registrar of the Society, and to which the seal of the A< Sons 
of the Revolution" shall be affixed. The certificate shall be in form 
following : 

"SONS OF THE REVOLUTION." 

Be it known that '. has 

been duly admitted a member of this Institution in right of the services 

of in the cause of American 

Independence during the War of the Revolution. 

Dated at the City of New York this day of , 

in the year of our Lord thousand hundred and , 

and of the Independence of the United States of America the 



i . | President of the Society. 

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Secretary of the Society. 

Registrar. 

SECTION XXI. 

rt&arsbal. 

The President of the Society may, from time to time, in his discretion, 
designate a member to act, under his direction, as Marshal for the Society 
in its commemorative celebrations, parades and other meetings, and to 
perform such duties as usually appertain to such a position. 

SECTION XXII. 

Alterations or Smenoments. 

No alteration nor amendment of the By-Laws of this Society shall be 
made unless notice thereof shall be duly given in writing, signed by the 
member proposing the same, at a meeting of the Society, nor unless the 
same shall be adopted at a subsequent meeting, held at least thirty days 
.after sucn notice, by a vote of two-thirds of the members present. 

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Auxiliary Committee on Membership. 

FREDERICK AUGUSTUS GUILD, 

55 John Street, New York, and 37 Monroe Place, Brooklyn, N. Y. 
MORRIS PATTERSON FERRIS, 

38 Park Row, New York, and 488 Warburton Ave., Yonkers, N. Y. 
WILLIAM HALL FORD, 

51 Liberty Street, New York, and 61 Second Place, Brooklyn, N. Y. 
GERALD BEEKMAN HOPPIN, 

47 West Fifty-third Street, New York. 
HOWARD RANDOLPH BAYNE, 

16 Exchange Place, New York. 
ALEXANDER FLEMING POPHAM, 

1 Madison Avenue, New York, and Scarsdale, N. Y. 
JOHN BARKER BROWN, 

142 Front Street, New York. 

AUGUSTINE BANKS, 

70 Broadway, New York. 
ALFRED ELY, 

31 Nassau Street, New York. 



Executive Committee Buffalo Association. 

T. GUILFORD SMITH, President. 
NATHANIEL ROCHESTER, Vice-President. 
GEORGE W. COMSTOCK, Secretary. 

Executive Committee Philip Livingston Chapter. 

WILLIAM H. GRIFFITH. 

REV. WILLIAM FORCE WHITAKER. 

WILLIAM W. BYINGTON. 

Executive Committee Orange County Chapter. 

LEWIS WISNER. 
HARRISON W. NANNY. 
CLINTON W. WISNER. 
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Executive Committee Troy Chapter. 

WILLIAM A. THOMPSON. 
WILLIAM W. SEYMOUR. 



Executive Committee Fort Schuyler Chapter. 

DANIEL NELLIS CROUSE. 
THOMAS REDFIELD PROCTER. 
HENRY GILBERT HART. 
CHARLES BUTLER ROGERS. 
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LOCAL CHAPrERS OF THE SOCIETY IN THE 
STATE OF NEW YORK, 

As authorized by resolution of the Board of Managers, 
adopted November 18, 1895. 



When ten or more members of the Society in the State of New York, 
residing within any County of the State outside of the City and County of 
New York, shall petition the Board of Managers, it may authorize and 
empower such petitioners to form a local Chapter to be known as the 

Chapter of the Society of the Sons of the 
Kevolution in the State of New York. Such Chapter, when authorized, 
may adopt such local regulations and by-laws as to it may seem proper, 
provided that such regulations do not conflict in any particular with the 
Constitution of the General Society of the Sons of the Revolution, or with 
the Constitution and By-Laws of the Society in the State of New York. 

Only members in good and regular standing in the Society in this 
State shall be eligible to membership in these Chapters. When any person 
ceases, through any cause, to be a member of the Society in the State 
of New York, his membership in a Chapter thereof shall also terminate. 

The officers of every Chapter shall be a Regent, a Secretary and a 
Treasurer, and any other officers it may desire, and an Executive Com- 
mittee constituted in such manner as it may prescribe. 

Members of the State Society residing in adjoining counties shall 
be eligible to membership in the local Chapter nearest their place of resi- 
dence. 

The senior officer of every local Chapter may attend the meetings of 
the Board of Managers of the New York State Society, notice whereof 
shall be sent to him by the Secretary of the State Society. 



Local Chapters. 

When an application for membership in this Society shall be made 
to the Board of Managers by any person residing within a locality com- 
prised in a local Chapter, such application shall be first submitted to the 
Executive Committee of such local Chapter, and a report thereon to this 
Board shall accompany such application before action thereon. 

No local Chapter shall have power to involve the Society of the Sons of 
the Revolution in any pecuniary obligation. 



BUFFALO ASSOCIATION 

Organized February 22d, 1893. 



Officers. 
T. GUILFORD SMITH, President. 
NATHANIEL ROCHESTER, Vice-President. 
GEORGE W. COMSTOCK, Secretary. 



PHILIP LIVINGSTON CHAPTER, 

ALBANY, N. Y. 

Organized December 30th, 1895. 



OFFlCEFvS. 

GEORGE LAWYER, Regent. 
WILLIAM W. BYINGTON, Vice-Regent. 
WILLIAM IIERRICK GRIFFITH, Secretary. 
FREDERICK E. WADHAMS, Treasurer. 
Prof. EDWARD WILLARD WETMORE, Registrar, 
CHARLES MORTIMER CULVER, M. D., Historian. 
Rev. WILLIAM FORCE WIIITAKER, Chaplain. 
Capt. ANGUS McDUFFIE SHOEMAKER, Marshal. 
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TROY CHAPTER 

Organized February 12th, 1896. 



Officers. 

JOSEPH J. TILLINGHAST, Regent (deceased). 
WILLIAM A. THOMPSON, Vice-Regent. 
RUFUS M. TOWNSEND, Secretary and Treasurer. 
FRANK W. THOMAS, Historian. 



FORT SCHUYLER CHAPTER, 

UTICA, N. Y. 
Organized October 6th, 1896. 



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Officers. ^' ^ 

DANIEL NELLIS CROUSE, Regent. 
CHARLES WILLIAM DARLING, Vice-Regent, 
DANIEL CROUSE ADAMS, Secretary. 
BEECHER MAYNARD CROUSE, Treasurer. 
GEORGE W. WOOD, Historian. 
WILLIAM MANSFIELD STORRS, Marshal. 



ORANGE COUNTY CHAPTER, 

ORANGE CO., N. Y. 
Organized May, 1897. 



Officers. 

LEWIS S. WISNER, Regent. 
HARRISON W. NANNY, Secretary. 
CLINTON W. WISNER, Treasurer. 
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UNVEILING OF HARLEM BATTLE TABLET 

At Columbia College, Saturday, Saratoga Day, October 16, 1897. 

ORDER OF CELEBRATION. 

Excursion by the Sons op the Revolution 

On Steamboat "New York," from Twenty-second Street, North River, to Forts Washington 

and Lee, landing on return at battle-field of Harlem Heights, 

One Hundred and Twenty -ninth Street. 

Formation of Line 
On ground where the action opened. 

Platoon of Mounted Police. 

Regular Troops, United States Army, 
Lieutenant-Colonel William Sinclair, 5th Artillary, Commanding. 

Band 5th U. S. Artillery. 

First Battalion, Batteries A, H and I (foot), 

Light Battery D, 

Major J. G. Ramsay, Commanding. 

Second Battalion, Batteries E, K and L (foot), 
Major J. R. Myrick, Commanding. 

Two Companies 13th Infantry, U. S. A. 

Old Guard of the City of New York, with Band, 
Major S. Ellis Briggs, Commanding. 

Officers of the General and New York Society Sons of the Revolution. 

Guests and Special Delegations in Carriages. 

Seventh Regiment Band. 

Descendants of Men engaged in the Battle, with " Harlem Heights " Flag. 

Sons of the Revolution, State of New York. 
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ORDER OF EXERCISES AT THE TABLET. 

I. —Music : "Pilgrims' Chorus,"— 7th Regiment Band. 

II. — Prayer by the Reverend Brockholst Morgan, Chaplain of the Society. 

III.— Presentation of the Tablet to the Society by Professor Henry P. Johnston, in behalf 
of the Committee. 

IV. — Unveiling of the Tablet. 

V. — Salute of 13 guns by U, S. Cruiser "Montgomery." 

VI. — Music : "America." — 7th Regiment Band. 



My country, 'tis of thee, 
Dear land of liberty, 

Of thee I sing; 
Land where my fathers died, 
Land of the pilgrims' pride, 
From every mountain side 

Let freedom ring. 



Our fathers' God, to Thee, 
Author of liberty, 

To thee we sing ; 
Long may our land be bright 
With freedom's holy light ; 
Protect us by thy might, 

Great God our King, 



VII. — Acceptance of the Tablet by President Tallmadge in behalf of the Society, and Pres- 
entation to the Trustees of Columbia University. 

VIII. — Acceptance of the Tablet by President Low in behalf of the Trustees of Columbia. 

IX.— Music : "Hail Columbia."— Band, 5th U. S. Artillery. 

X. — Address by Mayor William L. Strong, New York City. 

XI. — Address by Charlton T. Lewis, Esq., Sons of the Revolution. 

XII.— Music : "The Star Spangled Banner."— 7th Regiment Band. 

XIII. — Address by Professor William M. Sloane, Columbia University. 

XIV. — Music : "Yankee Doodle," and other National airs. — Band, 5th U. S. Artillery. 

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THE BATTLE OF HARLEM HEIGHTS. 



This action was a brilliant American success, following the disastrous defeat on Long 
Island and the loss of New York in 1776. On September 16, Washington's troops were 
encamped on the high ground above Manhattanville north of the line of One Hundred and 
Thirty-third Street, with the British below them south of One Hundred and Seventh Street. 
Instructed by the Commander-in-Chief to feel the enemy's position, Lieutenant-Colonel 
Thomas Knowlton, of Connecticut, one of the heroes of Bunker Hill, marched out at dawn 
with his corps of "Bangers " and soon encountered the red coats near the latter street and 
West End Avenue. Engaging in a lively skirmish he drew the enemy out of their lines and 
retreated fighting to the American outposts. The British, some three hundred strong, fol- 
lowed to about the line of One Hundred and Twenty-ninth Street, west of the Boulevard. 
Here the skirmish developed into sharper fighting, and at eleven o'clock the main action of the 
day began. Our troops on the opposite slopes opened fire, to which the enemy replied for 
nearly an hour. In the meantime Washington attempted to surround the British by sending 
Knowlton and his Rangers, reinforced with three Virginia rifle companies under Major Andrew 
Leitch, around to their rear. These detachments, taking a course east of the Boulevard, 
advanced with great spirit, but through some misapprehension struck the flank rather than the 
rear of their foe. The movement, however, compelled the retreat of the British, and the Amer- 
ican troops immediately pursued them. In the flank attack Knowlton and Leitch, leading their 
men with soldierly courage, both fell mortally wounded within a short distance and within a 
few minutes of each other. The Tablet represents this scene in the action — the dashing onset 
of the Rangers and Riflemen at a point on the line of the Boulevard in the vicinity of One 
Hundred and Twenty-fifth Street. The pursuit continued up the hillside to the east of Gen- 
eral Grant's tomb, and at the top of the plateau, from about One Hundred and Twentieth 
Street southward, the enemy, receiving reinforcements, made a second stand. Washington, 
also, sent forward additional forces, and a "well-contested" engagement followed, lasting 
nearly two hours. The best troops of both armies were in the field, the Americans being led 
by Generals Putnam, Greene and George Clinton. In view of their recent defeats our men 
sustained the fight with surprising persistency. Recovering their native ardor they boldly 
attacked the regulars in the open, and, in the words of General Clinton, again "worsted" 
them, driving them back to their lines with considerable loss. Washington recalled his troops, 
and they left the ground, we are told, with a loud "Hurra." The battle-field thus extends 
for about a mile south of old Manhattanville on the west side, and the Tablet has been placed 
in the centre, on and facing the plateau, where the principal fighting and final pursuit 
occurred. Throughout our camp the action was hailed as a signal American victory, and its 
immediate inspiriting effect was marked and important. 

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ROLL OF MEMBERS. 



No. of 
Admitted. Insignia. 

1897. Ackerman, Benjamin G., 

Great-great-grandson of Private Johannes Ackerman. 

1896. Adams, Daniel Crouse, 26 

Great-great-grandson of Private George Crouse. 

1896. Adams, Rufus, 

Great-grandson of Lieutenant Nathan Adams. 
Also, Great-great-grandson of Private Samuel Delamater. 

1896. Agnew, Cornelius Pea, 

Great-great-grandson of Sergeant Elihu Sanford. 

1898. Allen, Herbert Erwin, 

Great-grandson of Corporal James Crane. 

1897. Allen, John C, 

Grandson of Private John Allen. 

1897. Ambrose, Fred. Marden, 

Great-grandson of Sergeant Simeon Towle. 



1897. Babcock, Augustus Froprie, 2428 

Great-great-grandson of Surgeon's Mate Christopher A. 
Babcock. 
Also, Great-great-grandson of Private Samuel Cooke. 

1896. Babcock, Frank Augustus, 

Great-great-grandson of Captain Augustus Stanton. 

1898. Baker, William Philips, 

Great-grandson of Corporal David Baker. 
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Roll of Members. 

No. of 
Admitted. Insignia 

1897. Baldwin, Charles Bacon, 

Great-great-great-grandson of Private Samuel Crocker. 
Also, Great-great-grandson of Private Isaac Bacon. 
Also, Great-great-grandson of Private Benjamin Goldthwait. 

1896. Baldwin, Jared Grover, Jr., 

Great-grandson of Sergeant John Van Osdoll. 
Also, Great-grandson of Private David Sherer. 

1897. Baldwin, Joseph Theodore, 

Great-grandson of Colonel David Chambers. 

1896. Baldwin, Townsend Burnet, 2374 

Great-grandson of Captain Samuel Baldwin. 

1896. Bangs, Bleecker, 

Great-grandson of Captain John N. Bleecker. 

1896. Banks, Robert Lenox, Jr., 2133 

Great-great-grandson of Private Jedediah Turner. 

1896. Barbour, William Delamater, 2343 

Great-great-grandson of Private Samuel Delamater. 

1896. Barker, James Franklin, M. D., 2182 

Great-great-grandson of Lieutenant Walter Swits. 

1897. Barnard, Horace, Jr., 2372 

Great-great-grandson of Captain John Barnard. 

1896. Barnes, Frank L., 2226 

Great-grandson of Private Richard Barnes. 

1897. Barnes, Winthrop Howard, 2368 

Great-grandson of Private Richard Barnes. 

1896. Barry, Charles Dummer, 

Great-grandson of Captain Tobias Lord. 

1896. Bartow, Pierrepont, 

Great-great-great-grandson of Private William Constable. 

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Boll of Members. 

No. of 
Admitted. Insignia, 

1897. Bates, Charles Francis, 

Great-grandson of Captain David Bates. 

1896. Bates, Watts Comstock, 

Great-grandson of Private Enoch Comstock. 

1896. Beatty, Alfred Chester, 

Great-great-grandson of Colonel Francis Barber. 

1897. Belcher, William Nathan, M. D., 2449 

Great-grandson of Surgeon Elisha Belcher. 

1896. Bell, Jared Weed, 2202' 

Great-grandson of Captain Jesse Bell. 
Also, Great-grandson of Corporal Giles Wilcox. 
Also, Great-great-grandson of Private Ebenezer Cowles. 

1897. Bible, Howard Wiswall, 2390 

Great-great-grandson of Private Noah Wiswall. 

1896. Biggs, Hermann M., M. D., 

Great-great-grandson of Private Peter Biggs. 

1896. Bird, James, 

Grandson of Sergeant-Major Edmund R. Bird. 

1896. Blackwell, Birney, 

Great-great-grandson of Colonel Jacob Blackwell. 

1897. Bliss, Leon, 

Great-great-great-grandson of 2d Lieutenant Stephen Taft 

1896. Blodgett, Frank Jefferson, M. D., 

Great-grandson of Private Samuel Blodgett. 

1896. Bosworth, Charles, 

Great-great-grandson of Private Salmon Kenfield. 

1897. Boylan, John Francis, 2337 

Great-grandson of Corporal James Boylan. 
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Roll of Members. 

No. of 
Admitted. Insignia. 

1898. Bradford, George Luther, 

Great-grandson of Private Elisha Bradford. 

1897. Briggs, James, 

Great-grandson of Private Isaac Briggs. 
Also, Great-great-grandson of Captain Thomas Starr. 

1897. Brockway, Reverend Albert Alonzo, 2396 

Great-grandson of Private Ephraim Brockway. 
Also, Great-grandson of Private William Garrit. 
Also, Great-grandson of Private Richard Hiscock. 
Also, Great-grandson of Sergeant Henry Spring. 

1896. Brodhead, Abraham Deyo, 

Great-great-grandson of Captain Abraham A. Deyo. 

1897. Brooks, James Henry, 

Great-great-grandson of Private John Brooks. 

1897. Brown, Benjamin West Bonney, 

Great-great-grandson of Captain David Brown, 
Also, Great-great-grandson of Private Stephen Savage. 

1896. Brown, Joseph Romaine, 2115 

Great-grandson of Lieutenant-Colonel James Hammond. 

1898. Brown, Louis, 

Great-great-grandson of Colonel Seth Murray. 

1896. Brown, Samuel Walley, 2316 

Great-grandson of 1st Lieutenant William Brown. 

1896. Brown, Walter Scott, 

Great-grandson of Captain Josiah Brown. 

1897. Brumley, Howard Viele, 

Great-great-grandson of Colonel John Knickerbacker. 

1S96. Bulkeley, Alpheus Tompkins, 

Great-grandson of Corporal Stephen N. Tompkins. 
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Roll of Members. 

No. of 
Admitted. Insignia. 

1897. BURCH, KOBERT, 

Grandson of Private Bobert Burch. 

1897. Burke, James Stranahan (Life Member), 2436 

Great-grandson of Private John Downer. 
Also, Great-great-grandson of Private Obadiah Dunham, M. D. 

1898. Burton, Pomeroy, 

Great-great-grandson of 1st Lieutenant Judah Burton. 

1896. Byington, Charles Sperry, 2179 

Great-grandson of Private Justus Byington. 



1896. Camp, Walter Bicker, 2119 

Great-grandson of Elnathan Camp. 
Also, Great-grandson of Captain Jonathan Hale. 

1896. Campbell, Benjamin Howell, 

Great-grandson of Captain Joseph Howell. 

1896. Cape, Henry, 2106 

Great-great-grandson of Lieutenant James Willis. 
Also, Great-great-grandson of Private John Baxter. 

1897. Cary, Ralph Stuart, 

Great-grandson of Adjutant Ebenezer Cary. 

1897. Chapin, Josiah Dexter, 

Great-grandson of Private Abel Chapin. 

1897. Cheney, Halsey Haines, 

Great-great-grandson of Captain Timothy Cheney. 

1897. Chittenden, Richard Percy, 

Great-grandson of Private Cornelius Chittenden. 

1897. Clark, David Crawford, 

Great-grandson of Lieutenant Enoch White. 
45 



Roll of Members, 

No. of 

Admitted. Insignia. 

1897. Clark, George Crawford, 

Great-grandson of Lieutenant Enoch White. 

1897. Clark, Louis Crawford, 

Great-grandson of Lieutenant Enoch White. 

1897. Clarke, Courtlandt C, 

Great-great-grandson of Drummer Josiah Draper. 

1896. Clay, Thomas Savage, 2283 

Great-great-grandson of Lieutenant-Colonel Joseph Clay. 
Also, Great-great-grandson of Captain Archibald McAllister. 
Also, Great-great-great-grandson of Colonel Richard McAllister. 

1896. Cleveland, James Wray, 2273 

Great-grandson of Private William Cleveland. 

1897. Clifford, Chandler Robbins, 

Great-great-grandson of Private James Wheeler. 

1896. Colfax, Albert Eben, 

Great-great-grandson of Private Joshua Hempstead. 

1896. Collins, Louis Dell, 2118 

Grandson of Private Thaddeus Collins. 

1897. Collins, William Henry, 

Great-grandson of Sergeant Walter Wooster. 

1898. Colton, William Fairchild, 2477 

Great-great-grandson of Captain Thomas Pitkin. 

1896. Conrow, James Wooley, 

Great-grandson of Sergeant Lewis Covenhoven. 

1896. Conrow, Theodore, 

Great-grandson of Sergeant Lewis Covenhoven. 

1896. Conrow, William Edward, 

Great-grandson of Sergeant Lewis Covenhoven. 
46 



Roll of Members. 

No. of 
Admitted. Insignia. 

1897. Cooke, Robert Grier, 

Great-great-great-grandson of Colonel Robert Smith. 

1897. Coon, Charles Hastings, 

Great-grandson of Private Jeremiah Coon. 
Also, Great-grandson of Private John Stockwell. 

1896. Corbin, Ernest Albert Morison, 

Great-grandson of Sergeant Clement Corbin. 

1897. Corwin, Hamilton Stewart, 

Great-great-grandson of Private Joshua Corwin. 
Also, Great-great-grandson of Captain Benjamin Vail. 
Also, Great-great-grandson of Private Gilbert Townsend Vail. 

1896. Crafts, John Willard, 

Great-great-grandson of Corporal Joseph Crafts. 
Also, Great-grandson of Private Samuel Crafts. 
I 
1896. Cropsey, xVmos Henry, 

Great-great-grandson of 2d Lieutenant Harmanus Barkaloo. 

1896. Crouse, Beecher Maynard, 

Great-great-grandson of Private George Crouse. 
Also, Great-great-grandson of Ensign Joseph Beach, Jr. 

1896. Crouse, Charles Beecher, 

Great-grandson of Private George Crouse. 
Also, Great-grandson of Ensign Joseph Beach, Jr. 

1896. Crouse, John Miles, 

Great-grandson of Private George Crouse. 
Also, Great-grandson of Ensign Joseph Beach, Jr. 

1898. Crowell, Charles Edward, 

Great-great-grandson of James Ferris. 

1898. Currier, John Edward, 2456 

Grandson of Private Timothy Gerrish. 

47 



Roll of Members. 

No. of 
Admitted. Insignia. 

1896. Currier, William Little, 2107 

Great-grandson of Private Timothy Gerrish. 
Also, Great-great-grandson of Corporal Royal Lincoln. 



1896. Darlington, Gustavus Cornelius, 

Great-great-great-grandson of Private Thomas Wyley. 

1897. Davenport, Charles Edward, 

Great-great-grandson of Private John Albertus Becker. 
Also, Great-great-grandson of Private William Vanderwerker. 

1896. Davenport, William Bates, 2164 

Great-grandson of Sergeant Isaac Benedict. 

1896. Day, John Francis, 2220 

Great-grandson of Private Nathaniel Wilson Rust. 

1897. De Groff, Arthur Lewis, 

Great-grandson of Lieutenant John Best. 

1896. De Luce, Percival, 

Great-grandson of Major John Hollingshead. 

1897. Denman, Abram Cross, Jr., 

Great-great-grandson of Private Christopher Denman. 
Also, Great-great-great-grandson of Paymaster Isaac Halsey. 

1897. Dennis, Holmes Van Mater, Jr., 

Great-great-grandson of Sergeant Arthur Dennis. 

1897. Dennis, Rodney Strong, 2441 

Great-grandson of Sergeant Arthur Dennis. 

1896. Denyse, Charles Ritchie, 812 

Great-great-great-grandson of Major Denyse Denyse. 

1896. Dering, Sylvester, 

Great-grandson of Thomas Dering. 
Also, Great-grandson of Benjamin Huntington. 

48 



Boll of Members. 

Admitted. 

1896. De Russy, Isaac Denniston (Colonel U. S. A.), 

Grandson of Lieutenant Thomas De Russy. 



No. of 
Insignia. 

2186 



1897. De Wart, Harry Meinell, 



Great-grandson of Private Robert Blair. 



1896. Dickinson, Andrew Glassell, Jr., 

Great-great-grandson of Colonel Thomas Marshall. 



2130 



1897. Dickinson, Horace Edward, 

Great-great-grandson of Colonel John Dickinson. 
Also, Great-grandson of Private Lemuel Dickinson. 
Also, Great-grandson of Sergeant Abijah Bigelow. 

1896. *Dimon, George Dolbeare (died April 13, 1897), 

Great-grandson of Lieutenant-Colonel David Dimon. 



2282: 



1896. Doubleday, Frank Nelson, 

Great-grandson of Corporal Ammi Doubleday. 
Also, Great-grandson of Sergeant Abijah Bigelow. 
Also, Great-grandson of Private Lemuel Dickinson. 
Also, Great-great-grandson of Lieutenant-Colonel John Dick- 
inson. 
Also, Great-great-grandson of Timothy Edwards. 
Also, Great-great-grandson of William Whiting, M. D. 



1897. Douglas, Charles Henry, 

Great-great-grandson of Major Oliver Root. 



2196 



1896. Douglas, Edward Willis, 

Great-great-grandson of Captain William Douglas. 



2223 



1897. Dow, Charles Mason, 



Great-grandson of Captain Richard Dow. 
Also, Great-grandson of Private Bartholomew Belding. 



1896. Duffield, Reverend Howard, D. D., 

Great-great-grandson of William Duffield. 
Also, Great-great-grandson of Captain George Green. 
Also, Great-great-grandson of Commissary-General of Issues.. 
Charles Stewart. 

49 



Roll of Members, 

No. of 
Admitted. Insignia. 

1897. Dunning, Charles Thompson, 

Great-grandson of Lieutenant Jacob Dunning. 
Also, Great-grandson of 1st Lieutenant Eliud Tryon. 

1896. Durant, Clark Terry, 

Great-grandson of Private Allen Durant. 

1896. Durell, David Marks, * 2228 

Grandson of Private Levi Hutchinson. 

1896. Dwight, Edward Foote, 

Great-grandson of Chaplain Timothy Dwight. 

1896. Dyer, Edward Tiffany, 2134 

Great-grandson of Lieutenant Asa Dyer. 

1896. Dyer, Henry Lyman, 2180 

Great-grandson of Lieutenant Asa Dyer. 



1896. Eames, Francis Luther, 

Great-grandson of Captain Daniel Eames. 
Also, Great-grandson of Private Gideon Seabury. 

1896. Eldridge, Frederick Larnac, 

Great-great-grandson of Colonel John Ely. 

1897. Elmendorf, William Burgess, 

Great-grandson of Private Abraham Elmendorf. 

1896. Elseffer, John Henry, 2281 

Great-great-grandson of 2d Lieutenant George Sharp. 

1896. Ely, Alfred, 2166 

Great-grandson of Lieutenant-Colonel Timothy Newell. 

1897. Esterbrook, Richard, 2370 

Great-great-grandson of Captain Eliphalet Hardy. 
50 



Roll of Members. 

No.© 
Admitted. Insignia. 

1896. Evans, Dudley, 2263 

Great-grandsoii of Colonel John Evans. 



:y (Life Member), 2445 

mdson of Captain Eliab Farnam. 



>at-grandson of Private Nathan Hand. 
>at-grandson of Private William Johnson, 
at-grandson of Corporal Timothy Starr. 

er Severance, 

■ndson of Sergeant Martin Severance. 

ter, 2181 

ndson of Captain Samuel Foster. 

EYSTER, 

at-grandson of Lieutenant-Colonel Isaac Stouten- 
h. 

ELLAND, 

sat-grandson of Colonel Seth Murray. 





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:at-grandson of Colonel Seth Murray, 
eat-grandson of Private Thomas Love. 



1896. French, Harlan Page, 

Grandson of Private Jonathan French. 

1897. Fuller, Howard Newton, 

Great-grandson of Private John Anderson. 
Also, Great-gr mdson of Private Josiah Wilson. 

1896. Furey, Charles Whipple, 2203 

Great-great-grandson of Captain Matthew Whipple. 
51 



Roll of Members. 

No. of 
Admitted. Insignia. 

1897. Gager, John Charles, 2339 

Great-grandson of 2d Lieutenant John Bull. 

1897. Gamage, Frederick Luther, 

Great-great-grandson of 2d Lieutenant Samuel Gamage. 

1897. Gardiner, George Norman, Jr., 

Great-great-great-grandson of Lieutenant Othaniel Gardiner. 
Also, Great-great-grandson of Lieutenant Reuben Willard. 
Also, Great-great-grandson of Sergeant Jacob Van Rosenbergh. 

1896. Gibbons, Eugene Campbell, 

Great-great-grandson of Colonel Samuel Campbell. 
Also, Great-great-grandson of Ensign John Fondey, Jr. 
Also, Great-great-grandson of Captain John Meeks. 
Also, Great-great-grandson of Private Aaron Putnam. 
Also, Great-great-grandson of Brevet Major John Van Dyk. 
Also, Great-great-grandson of Adjutant Jacob Winne. 
Also, Great-great-great-grandson of Private Matthew Cannon. 
Also, Great-great-great-grandson of Ensign Isaac D. Fonda. 
Also, Great-great-great-grandson of Captain William Hun. 

1897. Gibson, Charles Langdon, M. D., 2453 

Great-grandson of Private Abraham Gibson. 

1897. Giles, Murray Ogden, 1610 

Great-grandson of Major Aquila Giles. 

1898. Goldsborough, Washington Laird, 2490 

Great-great-great-grandson of Robert Goldsborough. 

1896. Goldthwaite, George Tarleton, 

Great-great-grandson of Major Joseph Graham. 

1896. Goodridge, Edwin Alonzo, M. D., 

Great-great-grandson of Private Benjamin Goodridge. 

1896. Gordon, George Cogswell, 

Great-grandson of Private Robert Gordon. 
Also, Great-grandson of Major William Cogswell. 
Also, Great-grandson of Private David Marvin. 

52 



Roll of Members. 

No. of 
Admitted. Insignia. 

1^96. Gridley, Horace Warren, 

Great-grandson of Private Judah Gridley. 

1898. Groo, William Jay, 

Grandson of Private Samuel Groo. 



1S96. Hall, Alexander Mitchell, 

Great-grandson of Ebenezer Hall. 
Also, Great-grandson of Private George Seymour. 

1896. Hall, Dudley, 2285 

Great-grandson of Ebenezer Hall. 
Also, Great-grandson of Private George Seymour. 

1897. Hall, Lewis Coleman (by transfer from the Massachusetts Society), 

Great-great-grandson of Sergeant Moses Hall. 

1897. Hallowell, Thomas Jewett, 

Great-great-great-grandson of Captain Caleb Jewett. 

1896. Hamersley, James Hooker, 2229 

Great-great-grandson of Robert Gilbert Livingston. 

1898. Hamlen, Arthur Byron, 

Great-great-grandson of Private Caleb Hamlen. 

1898. Hamlen, George Dempster, M. D., 

Great-great-grandson of Private Caleb Hamlen. 

1896. Hanchett, Henry Granger, 

Great-grandson of Captain Oliver Hanchett. 
Also, Great-grandson of Lieutenant Oliver Granger. 

1897. Handy, Parker Douglas, 

Great-grandson of Captain Samuel Sloane. 
Also, Great-grandson of Brevet Captain Samuel Cogswell. 

53 



Roll of Members. 

No. of 
Admitted. Insignia. 

1897. Harmon, Benjamin Smith, 

Great-great-grandson of Corporal Noah Smith. 

1897. Hartley, Wilfrid, 

Great-great-grandson of Private Peter Wilse. 

1897. Hasbrouck, Dddley Cooke, 

Great-great-grandson of Colonel Jonathan Hasbrouck. 

1896. Hastings, Hugh, 2184 

Great-great-grandson of Corporal Joseph Jewell. 

1896. Hawley, Irad, 312 

Great-grandson of Private Elisha Hawley. 
Also, Great-grandson of Private Benjamin Thompson. 

1898. Hayden, James Albert, 2475 

Great-grandson of Lieutenant Lemuel Harrison. 

1896. Heaton, Charles Albert, 2221 

Great-great-grandson of Corporal Theophilus Goodyear. 

1897. Hegeman, Adrian Gardner, 

Great-great-grandson of Captain John Bancker. 

1897. Hegeman, John Aycrigg, 

Great-great-grandson of Captain John Bancker. 

1897. Henry, Philip Walter, 

Great-great-grandson of William Henry. 

1896. Herrick, Frank Castle, 2199 

Great-great-grandson of Lieutenant-Colonel Rufus Herrick. 

1896. Herzog, Adrien Blanchard, 2267 

Great-great-grandson of Sergeant Gad Hunt. 

1897. Hewlett, George, 2439 

Great-great-grandson of Major William Sanderson. 
54 



Roll of Members. 

No. of 
Admitted. Insignia. 

1896. Holden, Daniel Judson, 

Grandson of Lieutenant Levi Holden. 

1897. Howe, John Ireland, Jr., 

Great-great-grandson of Captain Lemuel Clift. 

1896. Hoyt, Albert Ellis, 

Great-great-grandson of Thomas Chandler, Jr. 

1896. Hubbell, Alvin Allace, M. D., 

Great-grandson of Sergeant Ezbon Hubbell. 

1898. Humphreys, Edward Walsh, 

Great-great-grandson of Fifer George Humphreys, 
Also, Great-great-great-grandson of Ezekiel Humphreys. 

1896. Huntington, Eeverend William Reed, D. D., 

Great-grandson of Barnabas Huntington. 
Also, Great-grandson of Elisha Lord, M. D. 

1896. Hyatt, Herbert Richardson, 

Great-grandson of Lieutenant-Colonel John Hyatt. 
Also, Great-grandson of Surgeon's Mate Elias Cornelius. 

1896. Hyde, Elmer Willis, 

Great-great-grandson of Captain Jedediah Hyde. 

1896. Hyde, William Herbert, 

Great-grandson of Private Jared Hinckley. 



1896. Jacobs, Warren, 2279 

Great-great-grandson of Lieutenant-Colonel John Jacobs. 
Also, Great-great-grandson of Lieutenant John Endicott. 

1897. James, Edward Christopher, 2373 

Great-grandson of Quartermaster Amos James. 
Also, Great-grandson of Private Roswell Caulkins. 
Also, Great-grandson of Cornet Ralph Ripley. 
Also, Great-great-grandson of Private Hezekiah Hine. 
Also, Great-great-grandson of Major Hezekiah Huntington. 

55 



Roll of Members. 

No. of 
Admitted. Insignia. 

1897. James, Edward Frederick, 

Great-great-grandson of Captain Ezekiel Worthen. 

1896. Jenks, Eobert Irving, 

Great-great-grandson of Colonel Thomas Stickney. 

1897. Jones, Paul Eugene, 

Great -great-grandson of Captain Israel Jones. 



1898. Kasson, Livingston Stagg, 

Great-grandson of Brigade Major John Stagg, Jr. 

1897. Keep, Henry Virtner, 

Great-grandson of 1st Lieutenant Jonathan Keep. 

1896. Kemp, Edward, Jr., 2183 

Great-great-grandson of Wagonmaster John Goddard. 

1897. Kemp, George William, 2455 

Great-great-grandson of Wagonmaster John Goddard. 

1896. Kennedy, Elijah Robinson, 2258 

Great-grandson of Captain Elijah Robinson. 

1897. Kent, George Henry, 

Great-great-grandson of Captain Stephen Kent. 

1896. Kimball, Harold Chandler, 2268 

Great-great-grandson of Colonel Philip Burr Bradley. 
Also, Great great-grandson of Private Jonathan Johnson. 
Also, Great-great-grandson of Private Obadiah Hall. 
Also, Great-great-great-grandson of John Chandler. 

1898. Kingsbury, Jerome, M. D., 2484 

Great-great-grandson of Private Samuel Lamprey. 

1897. Knowlton, Miner Rockwell, 2429 

Great-grandson of Lieutenant Daniel Knowlton. 
56 






Roll of Members. 

No. of 
Admitted. Insignia. 

1896. Knox, John Mason, 

Great-great-grandson of Chaplain John Mason. 
Also, Great-grandson of Lieutenant-Colonel William Smith 
Livingston. 

1898. Krans, Horatio Sheafe (by transfer from the New Hampshire Society), 
Great-great-grandson of Jacob Sheafe. 

1898. Kuhns, Henry Clarence, 

Great-grandson of Private George Kuntz. 

1897. Kunkel, John Atley, 2397 

Grandson of Private Michael Long. 

1896. Kunkel, Eobert Sharp, 2395 

Great-grandson of Private William Sharp. 
Also, Great-grandson of Private Michael Long. 
Also, Great-great-grandson of Private Alexander McClintock. 
Also, Great-great-great-grandson of George Eichelberger. 



1896. Ladd, William Whitehead, Jr., 2171 

Great-great-grandson of Hezekiah Thompson. 

1897. Lambert, Edward Wilberforce, M. D., 2451 

Great-grandson of Captain William Perley. 

1896. Lawton, Edward Parker, 

Great-grandson of Private William Lawton. 

1897. Lawton, William Marsh, 

Great-grandson of Private William Lawton. 

1896. Lawton, William Mathews, 

Great-great-grandson of Colonel Joseph Maybank. 

1896. Leaming, Edward, M. D., 615 

Great-great-grandson of Chaplain John Rosebrugh. 
57 



Roll of Members 

No. 
Admitted. Insignia. 

1896. Le Roy, Frederick Gebhard, 2137 

Great-great-grandson of Colonel Henry Remsen. 

1896. Lewis, Charlton Thomas, 

Great-grandson of Ensign Seth Miner. 

1896. Lincoln, Frederic Walker, Jr., 

Great-grandson of Captain Amos Lincoln. 

1896. Lloyd, Francis Guerin, 2204 

Great-grandson of Private James Herbert. 

1897. Lloyd, Isaac Ferris, 2450 

Great-great-grandson of Rynier Mynderse. 
Also, Great-grandson of Lieutenant-Colonel Volkert Veeder. 

1898. Long, Isaac Swigert, 1361 

Grandson of Private Michael Long. 

1897. LORTON, Heth (by transfer from the Virginia Society), 

Great-grandson of Colonel William Heth. 

1897. Lounsbery, Henry Haight Fowler, 

Great-grandson of Private Stephen Lounsbery. 

1896. Low, Abbot Augustus, 2108 

Great-great-grandson of Captain David Low. 
Also, Great-grandson of Sergeant David Low, Jr. 
Also, Great-great-grandson of Enocli Coffin. 
Also, Great-grandson of Private Richard Dow. 
Also, Great-grandson of Private Samuel Phippen. 
Also, Great-grandson of 2d Lieutenant Thomas Porter. 

1897. Low, William Gilman, Jr., 2317 

Great-great-great-grandson of Captain David Low. 
Also, Great-great-grandson of Sergeant David Low, Jr. 
Also, Great-great-grandson of Lieutenant Thomas Porter. 

1896. Lukens, Lewis Nevius, 

Great-great-grandson of Sergeant David Nevius. 

58 



Boll of Members, 

No. of 
Admitted. Insignia. 

1898. McCandless, Gardiner Felch, 2492 

Great-grandson of Private Nathan Felch. 
Also, Great-grandson of Private Asa Hale. 
Also, Great-great-grandson of Colonel James Mead. 

1897. McWilliams, Howard, 

Great-great-grandson of Private John McWilliams. 

1897. MacArthur, Arthur, 867 

Great-grandson of Private John Colegrove. 

1897. Maclay, Augustus Walker, M. D., 2338 

Great-grandson of Private Moses Foster. 

1896. Malcolm, Richard Lawrence, 

Great-grandson of Colonel William Malcolm. 
Also, Great-grandson of Major-General Philip Schuyler. 

1897. Mann, Samuel Vernon, Jr., 

Great-great-great-grandson of William Vernon. 

1897. Marshall, Herman L., 160 

Great-grandson of Captain Sylvanus Marshall. 

1897. Martin, George Frazee, 2342 

Great-grandson of Private Mulford Martin. 

1896. Meade, Reverend Philip Nelson, 

Great-grandson of Lieutenant-Colonel Richard Kidder 
Meade. 
Also, Great-grandson of Governor Thomas Nelson. 

1896. Meeks, Robert Tertius, 

Great-grandson of Brevet Major John Van Dyk. 

1896. Merriam, Edwin Dwight, 

Great-grandson of Private Samuel Bardwell. 

1897. Merrill, Frederick James Hamilton, 2394 

Great-great-grandson of Captain David Phelps. 
59 






Roll of Members. 

No. of 
Admitted. Insignia 

1896. Metcalf, Bryce, 728 

Great-great-great-grandson of Lieutenant-Colonel James 

Metcalf. 
Also, Great-great-grandson of Sergeant James Metcalf, Jr. 
Also, Great-great-grandson of Private Uriah Betts. 
Also, Great-great-grandson of Captain*Selah Benton. 
Also, Great-great-great-grandson of Corporal Samuel Comstock 

Betts. 



1897. Miles, William Burtis, 

Great-great-grandson of Captain Jonathan Cary. 
Also, Great-great-great-grandson of Captain Timothy Underwood. 

1897. Miller, John Post, 

Great-grandson of Private Asa Huntington. 

1896. Moore, Charles Arthur, 2222 

Great-grandson of Private Jerome Van Nest. 

1898. Morris, Robert Sylvester, M. D., 

Great-grandson of Assistant Commissary William Dodge. 

1896. Moses, Frederick John, 

Great-great-great-grandson of Wagonmaster Thomas 
Gardner. 

1896. Munn, Henry Norcross, 2116 

Great-grandson of Lieutenant-Colonel Reuben Munn. 

1896. Munn, Orson Desaix, 2120 

Grandson of Lieutenant-Colonel Reuben Munn. 

1896. Munson, Samuel Lyman, 

Great-grandson of Private Stephen Munson. 

1898. Myers, John Gillespy, 

Great-grandson of Major John Gillespy. 
60 



Roll of Members. 

No. of 
Admitted. Insignia. 

1897. Nesmith, Howard Maoomber, 2344 

Great-grandson of Private Benjamin Nesmith. 

1896. Nevius, Theodore Melliok, 

Great-grandson of Sergeant David Nevius. 

1896. Nichols, James Allen, M. D., 

Great-grandson of Private Solomon Walbridge. 



1896. O'Connor, James, 

Great-great-grandson of Captain David Phillips. 

1896. O'Connor, Robert King, 

Great-great-grandson of Captain David Phillips. 

1898. Owen, William Henry, Jr. 2494 

Great-great-grandson of Lieutenant-Colonel Richard Livingston. 



1896. Padelford, Edward Macomber, 

Great-grandson of Surgeon Philip Padelford. 
Also, Great-great-grandson of Private Elijah Macomber. 

1896. Palmer, Charles George, 

Great-grandson of Ensign John Palmer. 
Also, Great-grandson of Private Jonathan Lynde. 

1897. Palmer, Ernest, M. D., 2438- 

Grandson of Roswell Saltonstall Palmer. 

1897. Parker, Samuel Eugene, 

Great-great-grandson of Major Samuel Franklin Parker. 

1897. Parsons, Hosmer Buckingham, 2315- 

Great-great-grandson of Captain Richard Abbe. 
61 



Roll of Members. 

Admitted. 

1896. Payne, Stephen Henry, 

Great-grandson of Sergeant Benjamin Pain. 

1897. Pell, Frederick Aycrigg, 

Great-grandson of Captain John Bancker. 

1896. Pierce, Henry Bliss, 

Great-grandson of Private Jonathan Peirce. 

1896. Pinkerton, Charles (by transfer from the Pennsylvania Society), 
Great-great-grandson of Private John Pinkerton. 

1898. Plumb, James Ives, 

Great-great-great-grandson of Private Street Yale. 
Also, Great-great-grandson of Private Samuel Yale. 

1896. Plyer, Charles Herbert, 

Great-great-great-grandson of Colonel Samuel Whiting. 
Also, Great-great-grandson of Adjutant Joseph Whiting. 

1896. Plyer, George Girling, 

Great-great-great-grandson of Colonel Samuel Whiting. 
Also, Great-great-grandson of Adjutant Joseph Whiting. 



No. of 
Insignia. 



2371 



2280 



1896. Plympton, Gilbert Motier, 

Great-grandson of Private Thomas Plympton. 
Also, Great-grandson of Colonel Peter P. Livingston. 

1896. Porter, Thomas Wyman, 

Great-great-grandson of Captain Peter Comstock. 
Also, Great-great-grandson of Lieutenant Isaac Turner. 



1296 



2259 



1896. Pratt, Dallas Bache, 

Great-grandson of Captain Simeon Martin. 



2201 



1897. Pratt, Thomas Huger, 

Great-grandson of Captain Simeon Martin. 



1896. Proctor, Frederick Town (Life Member), 

Great-grandson of Lieutenant Leonard Proctor. 
Also, Great-grandson of Private Joshua Atwood. 

62 



2139 



Roll of Members. 

No. of 
Admitted. Insignia. 

1898. Purdy, Leander Crawford, 

Great-grandson of 2d Lieutenant Alvan Purdy. 
Also, Great-great-grandson of Private John Crawford. 
Also, Great-great-grandson of Private Benjamin Dickerson. 



1897. Raymond, Edward Lane (by transfer from the Colorado Society), 

Great-grandson of Ensign Uriah Raymond. 

1896. Reynolds, Alvah Lewis, 21ll 

Great-grandson of 1st Lieutenant James Reynolds. 

1898. Reynolds, Reverend Joseph, Jr., 

Great-great-grandson of Benjamin Harrison. 

1897. Richards, Charles Spielmann (Life Member), 2321 

Great-great-grandson of Sergeant Ebenezer Richards. 

1897. Richards, Edward Osgood, 2345 

Great-grandson of Private Solomon Richards. 
Also, Great-grandson of Chaplain Isaac Lewis. 

1896. Richards, Hamilton Chase, 

Great-grandson of Captain William Richards. 

1896. Richardson, Reverend Leonard Woods, 

Great-great-grandson of Reverend Joseph Wheeler. 
Also, Great-great-grandson of Chaplain Cotton Mather Smith. 

1896. Richmond, Adelbert Gillett, 2265 

Great-grandson of Private Thomas Hart. 

1897. Roberts, Nathan Benjamin, 2392 

Great-great-grandson of Private John Roberts. 
Also, Great-grandson of Sergeant Christopher Roberts. 

1897. Robinson, John Murdock, 2391 

Great-grandson of Captain Daniel Lyon. 



Roll of Members. 

No. of 
Admitted. Insignia. 

1897. Roby, Ebenezer WilLxVRD, 

Great-great-grandson of Private Ebenezer Roby. 

1897. Roe, Francis Asbury, Rear Admiral U. S. Navy (by transfer from 

the Society of the District of Columbia), 

Grandson of Quartermaster John Roe. 

1896. Roe, Frank Otheman, 

Great-great-grandson of Captain Colbe Chamberlain. 
Also, Great-great-grandson of Captain Thomas Moffat. 

1896. Rogers, Charles Butler, 

Great-great-grandson of Lieutenant John Rogers. 
Also, Great-great-grandson of Captain Eli Butler. 
Also, Great-great-grandson of Lieutenant John Mosher. 
Also, Great-great-grandson of Sergeant Joseph Markham. 
Also, Great-great-grandson Corporal Ephraim Warren. 
Also, Great-great-grandson of Sergeant Dan Corss. 
Also, Great-great-great-grandson of Private James Corss. 

1897. Rollins, Gustavus Edward, 2440 

Great-great-great-grandson of Ichabod Rollins. 

1898. Rollins, Warren Fanshaw, 2458 

Great-great-great-grandson of Ichabod Rollins. 

1896. Ross, Henry Schuyler, Chief Engineer U. S. N. , 2287 

Great-grandson of Private Ebenezer Storrs. 

1896. Rowland, Charles Bradley, 2140 

Great-great-grandson of Sergeant Stephen Ford. 
Also, Great-great-grandson of Sergeant William Hooker. 

1896. Rowland, William, 2200 

Great-grandson of Private Hezekiah Rowland. 

1896. Ruger, Frank Hutchins, 

Great-great-grandson of Lieutenant-Colonel Benjamin 
Hutchins. 

64 



Roll of Members, 

No. of 
Admitted. Insignia. 

1896. St. John, Joseph Lancaster, 

Great-grandson of Corporal Matthias St. John, Sr. 

1896. Sanford, Roscoe Conkling, 

Great-great-great-grandson of Private Jonah Sanford. 

1897. Saxe, Henry Wisner, 

Great-great-great-grandson of Captain John Wisner. 
Also, Great-great-grandson of Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Wis- 
ner, 3d. 
Also, Great-great-great-grandson of Private Ebenezer Drury. 

1897. Saxton, Harold Newell, 

Great-great-grandson of Private William Saxton. 
Also, Great-great-grandson of Private Reuben Brooks. 
Also, Great-great-grandson of Private Ichabod Hicock. 
Also, Great-great-grandson of Private Epaphroditus Loveland. 
Also, Great-great-great-grandson of Ensign Malachi Loveland. 

1896. Sayre, Charles Lansing, 

Great-great-grandson of Private Benjamin Sayre. 

1896. Schley, James Montfort, M. D., 

Great-grandson of James Sullivan. 

1896. SCHUMAKER, JOHN GODFREY, 2260 

Grandson of Private Johann Gottfried Schumacher. 

1897. Scott, Walter Irving, 

Great-great-grandson of Private Mulford Martin. 

1897. See, Horace, 2386 

Great-grandson of Captain Andrew Summers. 

1896. *Seward, Clarence Armstrong (died July 24, 1897), 2262 

Great-grandson of Colonel John Seward. 

1896. Seward, George Frederick, 

Great-grandson of^Colonel John Seward. 

1897. Shea, Rufus Ingalls, * 2437 

Great-great-grandson of Private Jonathan Rouse. 
65 



Roll of Members. 

No. of 
Admitted. Insignia. 

1897. Sillcocks, Henry, 

Great-grandson of Private Gabriel Sillcocks. 

1896. Skinner, James Howe, 

Great-great-grandson of Lieutenant John Skinner. 
Also, Great-grandson of Private Israel Skinner. 
Also, Great-great-grandson of Lieutenant-Colonel David Pratt. 

1896. Slade, George Theron, 

Great-great-grandson of Commissary Adonijah Strong. 
Also, Great- great-grandson of Private Asa Barnes. 
Also, Great-great-grandson of Fifer Timothy Olmsted. 
Also, Great-great-grandson of Private James Thomas. 

1897. Slingerland, Cornelius Henry, 2314 

Great-great-grandson of Ensign Robert Andrews. 

1896. Smith, Edmund Reuel, 

Grandson of Corporal Joshua Smith. 
Also, Grandson of Corporal Drake Mills. 

1897. Smith, Guy Croswell, 

Great- great-grandson of James Duane. 

1896. Smith, Leonard Kirby, 

Great-grandson of Corporal Nathan Godfrey. 

1898. Smith, Letchworth, 

Great-great-grandson of 1st Lieutenant Anning Smith. 

1896. Southard, James Bennett, 

Great-great-grandson of Private John Chester. 

1897. SOUTHGATE, HUTCHINSON, 

Great-great-great-grandson of Lieutenant-Colonel Arche- 
laus Fuller. 

1897. Spader, Vanderrilt, 2487 

Great-grandson of Private William Spader. 

1896. Sperry, William Miller, 

Great-grandson of Private Jacob Sperry. 
66 



Roll of Members. 

No. of 
Admitted. Insignia. 

1897. Spurgin, William Fletcher, Major, U. S. A. , 2376 

Great- great-grandson of Private Mercer Beeson. 

1896. Squire, Newton Requa, 

Great-grandson of Lieutenant Joseph Requa. 

1897. Stackpole, George Franklin, 2426 

Great-grandson of Private Absolom Stackpole. 

1896. Starr, Peter De Baun, 

Great-great-grandson of Private Thomas Starr. 
Also, Great-great-great-grandson of Private Cornelius Brower. 
Also, Great-great-great-grandson of Private Ebenezer Clark. 
Also, Great-great-great-grandson of Private John De Witt. 
Also, Great-great-grandson of Private William de Witt. 
Also, Great- great-great-grand son of Private Joseph Holbrook. 
Also, Great-great-great-grandson of Private Samuel Thayer. 
Also, Great-great-grandson of Private Timothy Thayer. 

1897. Stedman, Francis White, 2197 

Great-great-grandson of Corporal Amos Hooker. 

1897. Stewart, William Dingwall, 2452 

Great-great-grandson of Private Perez Mason. 

1897. Stillings, William Edward, 2375 

Great-great-grandson of Sergeant Jonathan Wade. 
Also, Great-grandson of Private Obadiah Wade. 
Also, Great-great-grandson of Private Joseph Edwards. 

1897. Stoneback, Charles Haskins, 

Great-great-grandson of Captain Daniel Springer. 

1897. Strong, Cyrus, 2341 

Great-great-grandson of Brigadier-General Lewis Morris. 

1897. Strong, Cyrus Morris, 

Great-great-great-grandson of Brigadier-General Lewis 
Morris. 

189U8. Strong, William Cornell, 

Great-great-grandson of Adjutant Elijah Dwight. 

67 



Boll of Members. 

No. of 
Admitted. Insignia. 

1898. Sturgis, William P., 2476 

Great-grandson of Private Jonathan Sturgis. 

1897. Styles, Charles H., 2340 

Great-grandson of Private Jacob Roosa. 



1897. Taylor, Joseph Frederick, 

Great-great-grandson of Corporal Barnabas Meacham. 

1896. Terry, George Edgar, 

Great-grandson of Private Elnathan Terry. 
Also, Great-great-grandson of Private Samuel Lewis. 
Also, Great-great-grandson of Private Joseph Slater. 

1896. Thayer, Charles Titus, 

Great-grandson of Corporal Levi Thayer. 

1896. Thayer, John Rogers, 2112 

Great-grandson of Corporal Levi Thayer. 

1898. Thomas, William Sturgis, M. D., 

Great-grandson of Surgeon John Thomas. 

1898. Thompson, Joseph Todhunter, 

Great-grandson of 1st Lieutenant Isaac Thompson. 

1898. Thompson, Wilmot Poppino, 

Great-great-grandson of Major John Poppino. 

1896. Tibbits, Harry Remsen, 

Great-grandson of Mariner Richard Salter Tibbits. 

1897. Tilden, John Newel, Jr , 2393 

Great-great-grandson of Private Nathaniel Tilden. 
Also, Great-great-grandson of Private Abiel Drake. 
Also, Great-great-grandson of Corporal Ajmos Pettibone. 



1898. Tinker, Arthur Lincoln, 

Great-great-grandson of Ensign Nehemiah Tincker. 
68 



Roll of Members. 

No. of 
Admitted. Insignia. 

1898. Townsend, David Cooper, 

Great-great-grandson of Private Samuel Ogden. 

1896. Townsend, Frederick, Brevet Brig. Gen.-U. S. A. (died Sept. 11, 1897), 2198 
Great-grandson of Samuel Townsend. 

1896. Treadwell, George Curtis, 2168 

Great-great-grandson of John Treadwell. 

1898, Treat, Edwin Cuyler, 

Great-great-grandson of Private David Andrews. 
Also, Great-great-grandson of 1st Lieutenent Thomas Hollister. 

1896. Treat, Erastus Buck, 

Great-grandson of 1st Lieutenant Thomas Hollister. 
Also, Great-grandson of Private David Andrews. 

1897. True, Clarence Fagan, 2430 

Great-great-grandson of Lieutenant James Hyde. 

1897. True, Herbert Hyde, 

Great-great-great-grandson of Lieutenant James Hyde. 

1897. True, Reverend Edward Hyde, 

Great-grandson of Lieutenant James Hyde. 

1896. Tucker, Willis Gaylord, M. D., 

Great-grandson of Lieutenant Stephen Tucker. 



1896. Van Allen, Theodore Frelinghuysen Cornell, M. D. 

Great-grandson of Colonel Frederick Frelinghuysen. 

1897. Van Alstyne, Thomas Jefferson, 

Grandson of Private Thomas Van Alstyne . 

1897. Vanderbilt, Charles Horton, 572 

Great-great-grandson of Captain Jeremiah Vanderbilt. 
Also, Great-great-grandson of Private William Craft. 
Also, Great-great-great-grandson of Brigade Major John Dusen- 
berry. 

69 



Roll of Members. 

No. of 
Admitted. Insignia. 

1896. Vander Veer, Edgar Albert, 2135 

Great-great-grandson of Captain Jacob Dievendorf. 

1896. Van Heusen, John Manning, 

Great-great-grandson of Private Joseph Manning. 

1898. Van Iderstine, Augustus, 

Great-great-grandson of Corporal Phineas Cadwell. 

1896. Van Tuyl, George Casey, Jr., 2187 

Great-great-grandson of 1st Lieutenant John Van Tuyl. 

1898. Viele, Charles Delavan, Lieutenant- Col on el, U. S. A., 575 

Great-grandson of Colonel John Knickerbacker. 

1897. Voorhies, Gordon, 

Great-great-grandson of Lieutenant Daniel Voorhies. 

1897. Vose, George Howe, 2427 

Grandson of Sergeant George Vose. 
Also, Great-grandson of Private John How. 



1898. Wade, Alfred Byers, 

Great-great-grandson of Colonel Nathaniel Wade. 
Also, Great-great-grandson of Colonel Joseph Hodgkins. 

1898. Wade, Daniel Treadwell, 

Great-grandson of Colonel Nathaniel Wade. 
Also, Great-grandson of Colonel Joseph Hodgkins. 

1896. Wagner, Charles Gray, M. D., 

Great-great-grandson of Lieutenant-Colonel Johan Peter 
Wagner. 

1897. Wainwright, John Howard, 

Great-great-grandson of Captain Samuel Broome. 
Also, Great-great-grandson of John Phelps. 

70 



Boll of Members, 

No. of 
Admitted. Insignia. 

1896. Wait, William Bell, 

Great-grandson of Lieutenant Beriah Waite. 
Also, Great-grandson of Captain Jesse Bell. 

1897. Wakeman, Wilbur Fisk, 

Great-grandson of Private Thaddeus Bennett. 

1896. Wallis, Harrison Pownal, 2269 

Great-great-grandson of Private Israel Cowls. 
Also, Great-grandson of Private Parsons Smith. 

1896. Wandell, Townsend, 

Great-great-grandson of John Coe. 
Also, Great-grandson of Captain Benjamin Coe. 

1896. Ward, Henry Galbraith, 1956 

Great-grandson of Major-General Artemas Ward. 

1896. Ward, Rodney Allen, 2109 

Great-great-grandson of Sergeant Ebenezer Bostwick. 

1897. Washington, William De Hertburn, 

Great-great-grandson of John Augustine Washington. 
Also, Great-great-grandson of Burwell Bassett. 

1897. Waterbury, Frederick Martin, 

Great-great-grandson of Josiah Waterbury. 

1896. Weed, Lewis Marshall, 

Great-great-grandson of Major Giles Pettibone. 

1897. Weekes, Henry Hobart, 

Great-grandson of Sergeant Samuel Wright. 

1896. Weeks, William Holden, 2454 

Great-great-grandson of Captain Abel Holden. 

1897. Welles, Lemuel Aiken, 

Great-grandson of Captain Roger Welles. 

1898. Weston, Charles Ward, Jr., 

Great-great-great-great -grandson of Captain Thomas Starr. 

71 



Roll of Members. 

No. of 
Admitted. Insignia. 

1898. Wetmore, Edmund, 

Great-grandson of Chaplain Samuel Kirkland. 

1896. Whipple, Henry Benjamin, 

Great-great-grandson of Surgeon- General William Burnet. 

1897. Whipple, Napoleon Dana (by transfer from the New Hampshire 

Society). 
Great-grandson of Midshipman Luther Dana. 

1897. Whitaker, Reverend William Force, 

Great-great-grandson of Captain Samuel Westcott. 

1898. Whiton, Louis Claude, 

Great-great-great-grandson of Private Thomas Whiton. 

1896. Whittemore, George, Jr., 2272 

Great-great-great-great-grandson of Private Samuel Whitte- 
more. 
Also, Great-great-grandson of Captain Elijah Hunter. 

1896. Whittemore, Henry, 

Great-great-grandson of Private Samuel Whittemore. 
Also, Great-grandson of Brigade Major Jonathan Lawrence. 

1898. Whitney, Charles Wadsworth, 2491 

Great-great-grandson of Sergeant Reuben Wadsworth. 

1896. Williams, Chauncey Pratt, 2169 

Great-grandson of Corporal Jehiel Williams. 

1898. Williams, Leonidas Coleman, 2459 

Great-great-great-grandson of Colonel Jacob Blackwell. 

1896. Winthrop, Grenville Bayard (Life Member), 

Great-great-grandson of Brevet Brigadier-General Goose 
Van Schaick. 

1897. Wood, Francis Gregory, 2488 

Great-grandson of Sergeant John Wood. 
72 



Roll of Members. 

No. of 
Admitted. Insignia. 

1896. Wood, George W., 2224 

Great-great-great-grandson of Colonel Samuel Coit. 

1897. Wood, John Henry, 

Great-grandson of Private Philemon Smith. 

1896. Yeager, Reverend James Martin, D. D , 2162 

Great-great-grandson of Private Andrew Yeager. 
Also, Great-great grandson of Private John Lemon. 
Also, Great-grandson of Private George Buffington. 
Also, Great-grandson of Private James Jacobs. 



Total Membership, March 22, 1898, ------- 1,959. 

73 



1Fn /l&emorfam* 

Date of 
Admission. Name. Died. 

1891. Elijah Alvord Howland _ . • December 30, 1895 . 

1895. Morris Cooper Wessells January 14, 1896 . 

1894. William Augustine Poste January 21, 1896 . 

1891. James Betts Metcalf February 1, 1896 . 

1890. Gouverneur William Morris February 2, 1896 . 

1892. William Henry Morris February 11, 1896 . 

1889. John Van Boskerck Herrick February 22, 1896 . 

1892. Charles Lewis Colby February 2Q, 1896 . 

1893. Harmar Denny Paxton February 27, 1896 . 

1887. Robert Lenox Belknap March 13, 1896 . 

1889. David Jacob Blauvelt March 26, 1896 . 

1887. Henry Grenville Parkin April 15, 1896. 

1892. Walter Tilden Hatch June 8, 1896 . 

1895. John Henry Myers June 15, 1896 ... 

1889. Richard Riker August 2, 1896 . 

1890. John Lawrence September 6, 1896 .. 

1890. Daniel Tread well Walden October 2Q, 1896 „ 

1895. George Taylor Pickford October 27, 1896 ... 

1891. James Duff Ford December 12, 1896 .. 

1892. John Meredith Read December 27, 1896 .. 

1889. Joseph Brokaw January 2, 1897 .. 

1884. Joseph Joslyn Bowman January 26, 1897. 

1889. Hiram Clark February 7, 1897. 

1887. Thomas Benjamin Fairchild February 7, 1897.. 

1895. William Pope St. John February 14, 1897. 

1895. William Alfred Hoe, Jr February 19, 1897 . 

1890. James Meech Warner March 16, 189? . 

75 



In Memoriam. 

Date of 

Admission. Name. Died. 

1887. Matthew Hale March 25, 1897 . 

1891. Charles Arms Carleton April 1, 1897. 

1896. George Dolbeare Dimon April 13, 1897. 

1890. William Allyn Hungerford April 15, 1897 . 

1894. James C. Reed April 23, 1897. 

1890. Henry Theodore Munson April 27, 1897 . 

1884. William Stone May 22, 1897. 

1886. Henry Knickerbacker June 10, 1897. 

1895. Gerald Napier Stanton June 11, 1897. 

1894. John Morgan Francis June 18, 1897. 

1892. James Truesdell Kilbreth June 23, 1897 . 

1893. Daniel Greenleaf Thompson July 10, 1897 . 

1896. Clarence Armstrong Seward July 24, 1897 . 

1893. Charles Wyllys Cass August 11, 1897 . 

1896. Frederick Townsend September 11, 1897 . 

1891. William Chambers McKean September 22, 1897 . 

1893. Charles Edward Strong October 1, 1897 . 

1889. Walter Sherman Baldwin October 18, 1897 . 

1883. Thomas Henry Edsall October 26, 1897. 

1887. Elliot Sandford October 27, 1897 . 

1885. Horace Barnard November 8, 1897 . 

1891. Reverend Thomas Stafford Drowne, D. D November 10, 1897 . 

1893. Roswell Hart Rochester .November 27, 1897. 

1890. Joseph J. Tillinghast November 30, 1897 . 

1895. Charles Whiting Plyer December 2, 1897. 

1886. Henry Thayer Drowne December 10, 1897 . 

1887. Charles Butler December 13, 1897 . 

1895. Albert Plumb Frost December 17, 1897. 

1893. George Barlow January 2, 1898 . 

1890. Abram Demarest Blauvelt January 17, 1898. 

1895. George Clifford Buell January 24, 1898. 

1883. John Cochrane February 7, 1898 . 

76 



ANCESTORS AND DESCENDANTS. 



[Ancestors in Small Capitals.] 



Abbe, Richard (1735 ), 

Lieutenant, Captain John Simons' Company, Enfield Connecticut Militia, "Lex- 
ington Alarm ; " Ensign, 7th Regiment Connecticut Line, Colonel Heman 
Swift, January 1, 1777 — February 6, 1778; at Germantown; Captain, 19th 
Regiment Connecticut Militia, Colonel Nathaniel Terry, May, 1779. 

Parsons, Hosmer Buckingham 

Ackerman, Johannes (1725 ), 

Private, Colonel Theunis Dey's Regiment Bergen County New Jersey Militia. 
Ackerman, Benjamin G. 

Adams, Nathan (1748-1837), 

Lieutenant in command of Garrison at Black Rock, Fairfield, Connecticut, 1782. 
Adams, Rufus 

Allen, John (1749-1836), 

Private, Captain Philip Thomas' Company, 10th Regiment Massachusetts Line, 
Colonel Thomas Marshall, December 30, 1776— February 6, 1777. 

Allen, John C. 

Anderson, John (1762-1834), 

Private, Captain Andrew Moodie's Company, 2d Regiment Continental Artillery, 
Colonel John Lamb; served three years. 

Fuller, Howard Newtou 

Andrews, David (1754-1826), 

Private, Captain Elizur Hubbard's Company, Glastonbury Connecticut Militia, 
"Lexington Alarm ; " Fifer, 4th Regiment Connecticut Line, Colonel Zebulon 
Butler, January — December 31, 1781. 

Treat, Edwin Cuyler Treat, Erastus Buck 

77 



Ancestors and Descendants. 

Andrews, Robert (1735 ), 

Ensign, Captain Isaac Colton's Company, Colonel David Brewer's Massachusetts 
Continental Regiment, October 7, 1775. 

Slingerland, Cornelius Henry 

Atwood, Joshua, 

Private, Captain Joseph Morse's Company, 5th Regiment Massachussets Line^ 
Colonel Rufus Putnam, June 1, 1777 — February 1, 1779. 

Proctor, Frederick Town 



Babcock, Christopher A. (1757-1780), 

Hospital Surgeon's Mate, General Hospital, Eastern Department, Continental 
Army, October 11, 1777 ; died in service November 2, 1780. 

Babcock, Augustus Froprie. 

Bacon, Isaac (1732-1819), 

Private, Captain George Lewis' Company, Colonel Nathaniel Freeman's Regiment 
Massachusetts Militia. 

Baldwin, Charles Bacon 

Baker, David (1756-1803), 

Corporal, Captain William Draper's Company, Colonel William Heath's Regi- 
ment Massachusetts Militia, ' ' Lexington Alarm ;" Corporal, Captain Hope- 
still Hall's Company, Colonel Lemuel Robinson's Regiment Massachusetts 
Militia, January 31— February 20, 1775. 

Baker, William Philips 

Baldwin, Samuel (1743-1826), 

Private, Captain Josiah Wood's Company, Northbridge Massachusetts Militia, 
"Lexington Alarm;" Lieutenant, Captain Bartholomew Woodbury's Com- 
pany, Colonel Ebenezer Learned's Regiment Massachusetts Militia, February 
1, 1776; Lieutenant, Captain Josiah Wood's Company, 3d Regiment Wor- 
cester County Massachusetts Militia, July 9, 1776 ; Lieutenant, Captain Ben- 
jamin Richardson's Company, Colonel Dike's Regiment, Massachusetts 
Militia, August, 1776; Captain, same regiment, December 1, 1776; taken 
prisoner, 1777, and exchanged. 

Baldwin, Townsend Burnet 

78 



Ancestors and Descendants. 

Bancker, John (1738-1815), 

2d Lieutenant, Captain James Abeel's Company, 1st Battalion, New York City 
Militia, Colonel John Lasher, September 14, 1775 ; 1st Lieutenant, August 
12, 1776; Captain, October 4, 1776; at Long- Island. 

Hegeman, Adrian Gardner Hegeman, John Aycrigg 

Pell, Frederick Aycrigg 



Barber, Francis (1751-1783), 

,jor, 3d Regiment New Jersey Line, Colonel Elias Dayton, February 9, 1776 ; 
Lieutenant-Colonel, November 28, 1776; Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant, 
January 6, 1783; Sub-Inspector-G-eneral to Baron Steuben, April 1, 1778; 
Adjutant-General to Lord Stirling and General John Sullivan ; Deputy Ad-' 
jutant-General to General Nathanael Greene ; wounded at Monmouth, New- 
town and Yorktown. 

Beatty, Alfred Chester 



Bardwell, Samuel (1757-1848). 

Private, Captain Thomas Grover's Company, Colonel Williams' Regiment Mas- 
sachusetts Militia, " Lexington Alarm ; " Private, Captain Caleb Montague's 
Company, Colonel Howe's Regiment, Massachusetts Militia, September — 
October, 1776, served around New York ; Private, Captain Storer's Company, 
Colonel David Wells' Regiment Massachusetts Militia, June — September, 
1777. 

Merriam, Edwin Dwight 



Barnard, John (1732-1813), 

Lieutenant, Captain Abner Prior's Company, Colonel Erastus Wolcott's Regi- 
ment Connecticut Militia, January — March, 1776 ; Lieutenant, Captain Israel 
Seymour's Company, 6th Battalion Connecticut State Troops, Colonel John 
Chester, June — December 25, 1776 ; at Long Island and White Plains ; Cap- 
tain, 3d Regiment Connecticut Line, Colonel Samuel Wyllys, January 1, 
1777— January 1, 1781. 

Barnard, Horace, Jr. 



Barkaloo, Harmanus (1740-1780), 

2d Lieutenant, Captain Abraham Van Brunt's Company, Colonel Richard Van 
Brunt's Regiment Kings County New York Militia, 1776. 
Cropsey, Amos Henry 

79 



Ancestors and Descendants. 

Barnes, Asa, 

Private, Captain Noadiah Hooker's Company, Colonel Erastus Wolcott's Regi- 
ment Connecticut State Troops, January — March, 1776; Private, 22d Regi- 
iment Connecticut Continental Infantry, Colonel Samuel Wyllys, May 8, 
1776 ; detached to Knowlton's Rangers, taken prisoner at Fort Washington, 
November 16, 1776. 

Slade, George Theron 

Barnes, Richard (1747 ), 

Private, Captain Seth Morse's Company, Colonel Artemas Ward's Regiment 
Massachusetts Militia, "Lexington Alarm." 

Barnes, Frank L. Barnes, Winthrop Howard 

Bassett, Burwell ( 1793), 

Member Virginia Convention, July 17, 1775. 
Washington, William de Hertburn 

Bates, David (1725 ), 

Captain, Eastern Battalion Morris County New Jersey Militia, Colonel Jacob 
Ford, Jr. ; Captain, Colonel Ephraim Martin's Regiment, Heard's Brigade 
New Jersey Militia, June 14, 1776 ; at Long Island. 

Bates, Charles Francis 

Baxter, John, 

Private, Lieutenant Isaac Keeler's Company, 4th Regiment Westchester County 
New York Militia, Lieutenant-Colonel Thaddeus Crane, wounded and taken 
prisoner, June 24, 1779 ; released January 9, 1780. 

Cape, Henry 

Beach, Joseph, Jr., 

Ensign, Captain John Lewis' Company, 5th Battalion Wadsworth's Brigade Con- 
necticut State Troops, Colonel William Douglas, June 20— December 25, 1776 ; 
at Long Island and White Plains. 

Crouse, Beecher Maynard Crouse, Charles Beecher 

Crouse, John Miles 

Becker, John Albertus ( 1823), 

Private, Captain George Rechtmyer's Company, 15th Regiment Albany County 
New York Militia, Colonel Peter Vrooman, August, 1779, and October, 1780. 

Davenport, Charles Edward 

80 



Ancestors and Descendants. 

Beeson, Mercer, 

Private, Captain Benjamin Harrison's Company, 13th Regiment Virginia Line, 
Colonel William Russell, served to close of war. 

Spurgin, William Fletcher 

Belcher, Elisha (1757-1825), 

Private, 10th Connecticut Continental Regiment, Colonel Samuel H. Parsons, 
1775-6 ; Surgeon's Mate, Military Hospital Eastern Department, January 1, 
1777 — July 1, 1779; Surgeon, 15th Regiment Connecticut Militia, Colonel 
Noadiah Hooker, June 23— July 19, and August 17 — September 12, 1779; 
Surgeon, 9th Regiment Connecticut Militia, Colonel John Mead, April 1-30, 
1780. 

Belcher, William Nathan 

Belding, Bartholomew, 

Private, Captain James Judson's Company, Major John Skinner's Regiment Light 
Horse Connecticut Militia, June 29 — August 3, 1776 ; served at New York. 

Dow, Charles Mason 

Bell, Jesse (1745 ), 

Sergeant, Captain Ebenezer Hill's Company, 7th Connecticut Continental Regi- 
ment, Colonel Charles Webb, July 10 — December 24, 1775, at siege of Bos- 
ton ; Lieutenant, Colonel David Waterbury's Regiment Connecticut State 
Troops, January — April, 1776, served in New York; Captain, 9th Regiment 
Connecticut Militia, Lieutenant-Colonel John Mead, May — December 2, 1776, 
served around New York ; Captain, 1st Battalion Connecticut State Troops, 
Colonel Samuel Whiting, December, 1776— March 17, 1777; detached and 
served on the frontier; Captain, Colonel Roger Enos' Regiment Connecticut 
State Troops, June, 1777; Captain, Connecticut State Levies, 1778; served on 
the Coast Guard, 1779; Captain, Lieutenant-Colonel Bazeleel Beebe's Regi- 
ment Connecticut Militia, April 22, 1780 — January 1, 1781; wounded in 
action ; Captain, Connecticut Provincial Regiment, 1781. 

Bell, Jared Weed Wait, William Bell 

Benedict, Isaac (1751-1840), 

Corporal, Captain Daniel Benedict's Company, 9th Regiment Connecticut Militia, 
Lieutenant-Colonel John Mead, August 12 — September 10, 1776, at Long Island ; 
Corporal and Sergeant, Lieutenant John Carter's Company, same regiment, 
October 25, 1776— January 25, 1777; Sergeant, Captain Reuben Scofield's 
Company, same regiment, 1778 — December, 1783. 

Davenport, William Bates 

81 



Ancestors and Descendants. 

Bennett, Thaddeus (1758 ), 

Private, Captain Abijah Sterling's Company, 4th Regiment Connecticut Militia, 
Lieutenant-Colonel Ichabod Lewis ; served seventeen months and twenty-one 
days, 1776-77. 

Wakeman, Wilbur Fisk 



Benton, Selah (1740-1812), 

Private, Captain Peter Perritt's Company, 7th Connecticut Contiuental Regi- 
ment, Colonel Charles Webb, July 10, 1775 ; 2d Sergeant same, October 30, 
1775: Ensign 19th Regiment Connecticut Continental Infantry, Colonel 
Charles Webb, January 1, 1776 ; 2d Lieutenant same, August 10, 1776 ; served 
at Boston and around New York ; 2d Lieutenant 8th Regiment Connecticut 
Line, Colonel John Chandler, January 1, 1777; 1st Lieutenant same, Jan- 
uary 16, 1778 ; Captain same, August 21, 1780 ; Captain 5th Regiment Con- 
necticut Line, Lieutenant-Colonel Isaac Sherman, January 1, 1781 ; Captain 
1st Regiment Connecticut Line, Colonel Zebulon Butler, January 1, 1783; 
served to close of war. 

Metcalf, Bryce 



Best, John (1751-1820), 

Lieutenant, Captain Jacob F. Schaver's Company, 10th Regiment Albany County 
New York Militia, Colonel Peter R. Livingston, May 28, 1778. 

De Groff, Arthur Lewis 



Betts, Samuel Comstock (1732-1823), 

Private, Captain Samuel Comstock's Company, 9th Regiment Connecticut Militia, 
Lieutenant-Colonel John Mead, August 12 — September 17, 1776; served at 
New York; Corporal, Captain Nathan Gilbert's Company, Colonel Samuel 
Whiting's Regiment Connecticut Militia, October 5-30, 1777; served on the 
Hudson. 

Metcalf, Bryce 



Betts, Uriah (1761-1841), 

Private, Captain Nathan Gilbert's Company, Colonel Samuel Whiting's Regi- 
ment Connecticut Militia, October 5-20, 1777; served with Continental Army 
on the Hudson. 

Metcalf, Bryce 

82 



Ancestors and Descendants. 

Bigelow, Abu ah (1756-1848), 

Private, Captain Abraham Peirce's Company, Waltham Massachusetts Militia, 
"Lexington Alarm; 1 ' Private same company, Colonel Samuel Thatcher's 
Regiment Massachusetts Militia, March 4-8, 1776; Corporal, Captain Caleb 
Brooks' Company, Colonel Brooks' Regiment of Guards, Massachusetts 
Militia, November 3, 1777; Sergeant, February 3— April 3, 1778. 

Dickinson, Horace Edward Doubleday, Frank Nelson 

Biggs, Peter (1738-1780), 

Private, 3d Regiment Hunterdon County New Jersey Militia. 
Biggs, Hermann M. 

Bird, Edmund R. (1759-1835), 

Private, Captain Lemuel Trescott's Company, 6th Regiment Massachusetts Con- 
tinental Infantry, Colonel Asa Whitcomb, January 1 — November 20, 1776 ; 
Corporal, Captain Nathaniel Cushing's Company, 1st Regiment Massachusetts 
Line, Colonel Joseph Vose, January 1, 1777; promoted Sergeant, Captain 
Jeremiah Miller's Company, same regiment, June, 1781; promoted Sergeant- 
Major, Captain Noah Allen's Company, same regiment, March, 1782. 

Bird, James 

Blackwell, Jacob (1717-1780), 

Colonel, Queens County New York Militia, 1775-6; Member New York Provincial 
Congress, 1775-7. 

Blackwell, Birney Williams, Leonidas Coleman 

Blair, Robert, 

Private, Washington's Life Guards, Major Caleb Gibbs, April 1, 1778— April, 
1783. 

De Wart, Harry Meinell 

Bleecker, John N. (1739-1825), 

Assistant Deputy Commissary-General Northern Department, August 3, 1775; 
Captain 1st Regiment Albany County New York Militia, Colonel Jacob Lan- 
sing, Jr., October 20, 1775. 
Bangs, Bleecker 

Blodgett, Samuel (1751-1838), 

Private, Captain James Bentley's Company, Vermont Militia, served twelve days, 
1778; Private, Captain Ichabod Robinson's Company, Vermont Militia, 
served five days, 1780. 

Blodgett, Frank Jefferson 

83 



Ancestors and Descendants. 

Bostwick, Ebenezer (1753-1840), 

Private, Captain Elizur Warner's Company, 7th Regiment Connecticut Line, 
Colonel Heman Swift, March 16, 1777; Corporal, March 1, 1778; Sergeant, 
July 10, 1780 — December 31, 1781 ; at Germantown and Monmouth ; served to 
close of war. 

Ward, Rodney Allen 

Boylan, James (1743-1829), 

Private, Captain Jacob Ten Eyck's Company, 1st Battalion Somerset County 
New Jersey Militia, Colonel Stephen Hunt ; promoted Corporal. 

Boylan, John Francis 

Bradford, Elisha (1753-1809), 

Private, Captain Samuel Low's Company, Colonel Benjamin Simond's Regiment 
Berkshire County Massachusetts Militia, October 13-21, 1780. 

Bradford, George Luther 

Bradley, Philip Burr (1738-1821), 

Lieutenant-Colonel Connecticut State Troops, Colonel David Waterbury, Febru- 
ary — April, 1776 ; Colonel, Battalion Connecticut State Troops, May — Decem- 
ber, 1776 ; Colonel, 5th Regiment Connecticut Line, January 1, 1777 — Janu- 
ary 1, 1781; at Germantown and Monmouth. 

Kimball, Harold Chandler 

Briggs, Isaac (1764-1836), 

Private, Captain Ebenezer Boyd's Company, 3d Regiment, Westchester County 
New York Militia, Colonel Samuel Drake. 

Briggs, James 

Brockway, Ephraim, 

Private, Captain Stephen Parker's Company, Colonel Moses Nichols' Regiment 
New Hampshire Militia, July 19, 1777 ; joined the Continental Army at 
Stillwater ; Private, Captain Benjamin Spalding's Company same regiment, 
July 15, 1780 ; served at West Point. 

Brockway, Albert Alonzo 

Brooks, John (1741-1834), 

Private, Colonel William Allison's Regiment, Orange County New York Militia; 
taken prisoner at Fort Montgomery, October 6, 1777 ; exchanged August, 
1778. 

Brooks, James Henry 

84 



Ancestors and Descendants. 

Brooks, Reuben (1763-1843), 

Private, Captain Moses Bradley's Company, Connecticut Militia, September, 1778 
— February, 1779 ; Private, Captain Abner Bunnell's Company, Colonel 
Ward's Regiment Connecticut Militia, July — September, 1779 ; Private, Cap- 
tain Woodford's Company, Colonel Parsons' Regiment Connecticut Militia, 
May — November, 1780 ; Private, Captain Tuttle's Company, Connecticut 
Militia, March, 1781 — January, 1782 ; Private, Captain Wads worth's Com- 
pany, Colonel Allen's Regiment Connecticut Militia, April — November, 1782. 

Saxton, Harold Newell 

Broome, Samuel (1735-1810), 

Member of New York Committee of One Hundred, May 1, 1775 ; Captain, 1st 
New York Continental Regiment, Colonel Alexander MacDougall, June 30, 
1775 ; Captain, Colonel John Lasher's Battalion New York City Militia, 
July, 1775. 

Wainwright, John Howard 

Brower, Cornelius (1713 ), 

Private, New York Militia. 

Starr, Peter De Baun 

Brown, David (1730-1802), 

Captain, Concord Massachusetts Minute Men ; served at Lexington and Concord, 
April 19, 1775. 

Brown, Benjamin West Bonney 

Brown, Josiah (1743-1831), 

Sergeant, Captain Thomas Heald's Company, New Ipswich New Hampshire 
Militia, ' ' Lexington Alarm ;" 1st Lieutenant, Captain Ezra Towne's Com- 
pany, Colonel James Reed's New Hampshire Regiment, May 10 — August 6, 
1775 ; at Bunker Hill ; Captain, Colonel Enoch Hale's Regiment New 
Hampshire Militia, marched to reinforce the Continental Army at Ticon- 
deroga, May 6— June 18, and June 29— July 12, 1777. 

Brown, Walter Scott 



Brown, William (1749-1816), 

1st Lieutenant, Captain Joshua Farrington's Company Boston Massachusetts 
Militia, March 13, 1780. 

Brown, Samuel Walley 

85 



Ancestors and Descendants. 

Buffington, George (1759-1830), 

Private, Captain Martin Weaver's Company, Dauphin County Pennsylvania 
Militia, April 23, 1781. 

Yeager, James Martin 

Bull, John (1749-1839), 

2d Lieutenant, Colonel Henry Knox's Regiment Continental Artillery, December 
10, 1775— January, 1777 ; Director of Laboratory of Stevens' Battalion 
Continental Artillery, June 15, 1777— May, 1778. 

Gager, John Charles 

Burch, Robert (1762-1830), 

Private, Captain John Williams' Company, Colonel Obadiah Johnson's Regiment 
Connecticut Militia, January 8, 1778 ; served in Rhode Island. 

Burch, Robert 

Burnet, William (1730-1791), 

Deputy Chairman Newark New Jersey Committee of Safety, 1775 ; Commissioner 
Military Supplies, East New Jersey, July 16, 1776 ; Chairman Essex County 
New Jersey Committee, 1776 ; Physician and Surgeon-General Eastern De- 
partment, Continental Army, April 11, 1777; Member Continental Congress, 
1780-1 ; Hospital Physician and Surgeon, October 6, 1780 ; Chief Physician 
and Hospital Surgeon, March 5, 1781 ; served to close of war. 

Whipple, Henry Benjamin 

Burton, Judah (1739-1813), 

1st Lieutenant, Captain Roswell Kinne's Company, 1st Regiment Minute Men, 
Duchess County New York Militia, Colonel John Van Ness, November 3, 
1775. 

Burton, Pomeroy 

Butler, Eli (1740-1802), 

Captain of Major Elisha Sheldon's Regiment Light Horse, Connecticut Militia, 
October 25— December 25, 1776. 

Rogers, Charles Butler 

Byington, Justus (1763-1839), 

Private, Captain Ambrose Sloper's Company Connecticut Militia, July — August 
7, 1779; Private, same company, served one month and seven days, 1780; 
Private same company, Colonel Samuel Canfield's Regiment Connecticut 
Militia, June— October, 1781. 

Byington, Charles Sperry 



Ancestors and Descendants. 

Cadwell, Phineas (1757-1857), 

Corporal, Captain Nehemiah Merrell's Company, 18th Regiment Connecticut 
Militia, Colonel Jonathan Pettibone, August 19 — September 18, 1776 ; served 
at New York. 

Van Iderstine, Augustus 

Camp, Elnathan, 

Commissary, 2d Brigade Connecticut Militia, October 11, 1777; Member Com- 
mittee of Inspection, Durham, Connecticut, 1777 ; Member Connecticut As- 
sembly, 1777-8. 

Camp, Walter Bicker 

Campbell, Samuel (1738-1824), 

Member Tryon County New York Committee of Safety, 1775; Lieutenant- 
Colonel, Tryon County New York Battalion of Minute Men, Colonel George 
Herkheimer, 1775 ; Colonel, 1st Battalion Tryon County New York Militia, 
Jnne 25, 1778-81. 

Gibbons, Eugene Campbell 

Cannon, Matthew (1717-1792), 

Private, Captain Williams' Company, 1st Battalion Tryon County New York 
Militia, Colonel Samuel Campbell, wounded and taken prisoner at Cherry 
Valley, November 11, 1778; exchanged November 11, 1780. 

Gibbons, Eugene Campbell 

Cary, Ebenezer (1745-1815), 

Associator Dutchess County, New York, July, 1775; Adjutant 5th Regiment 
Dutchess County New York Militia, Colonel William. Humphrey, October 
17, 1775; Mustermaster, Captain William Clark's Company, same regiment, 
June 25, 1776. 

Cary, Ralph Stuart 

Cary, Jonathan (1750-1802), 

Corporal, Captain Lemuel Trescott's Company, Colonel Jonathan Brewer's Mas- 
sachusetts Continental Regiment, July 18 — December, 1775; Sergeant, same 
Company, 6th Regiment Massachusetts Continental Infantry, Colonel Asa 
Whitcomb, January 1 — November 27, 1776; Ensign, Captain Benjamin 
Walcott's Company, 10th Regiment Massachusetts Line, Colonel Thomas 
Marshall, August 10, 1777 ; promoted Lieutenant, August 10, 1778 ; promoted 
Captain, October 30, 1780 ; transferred to 8th Regiment Massachusetts Line, . 
Colonel Michael Jackson, January 1, 1781 — January 1, 1783. 

Miles, William Burtis 

87 



Ancestors and Descendants. 

Caulkins, Roswell, 

Private, Captain Theophilus Munson's Company, 8th Regiment Connecticut Line, 
Colonel John Chandler, May 28, 1777— May 28, 1780, at Germantown, Fort 
Mifflin, Mud Island, Monmouth and Stony Point. 

James, Edward Christopher 

Chamberlain, Colbe (1739-1803), 

1st Lieutenant, Captain Joshua Lassell's Company, 6th Regiment Dutchess 
County New York Militia, Colonel David Sunderland, October 17, 1775 ; 
Captain, Colonel Morris Graham's Regiment Dutchess County New York 
Militia, April 2, 1777 ; Captain, 6th Regiment Dutchess County New York 
Militia, Colonel Roswell Hopkins, March 20, 1778. 

Roe, Frank Otheman 

Chambers, David (1748-1842), 

Colonel, 3d Regiment Hunterdon County New Jersey Militia, June 19, 1776 ; Col- 
onel, Battalion State Troops, November 27, 1776 ; Colonel, 2d Regiment Hunt- 
erdon County New Jersey Militia, September 9, 1777 ; resigned May 28, 1779. 
Baldwin, Joseph Theodore 

Chandler, John (1730-1807), 

Member Concord New Hampshire Committee of Safety, 1779-80. 
Kimball, Harold Chandler 

Chandler, Thomas, Jr. (1740 ), 

Member Vermont Convention, 1776-7 ; Member Vermont Assembly, 1778-81, and 
Speaker of the same, 1778-80 ; Secretary of State, Vermont, March — October, 

1778. 

Hoyt, Albert Ellis 

Chapin, Abel (1756-1831), 

Private, Captain Charles Colton's Company, Colonel Benjamin R. Woodbridge's 
Regiment Massachusetts Militia; served six months, 1776. 
Chapin, Josiah Dexter 

Cheney, Timothy (1731-1795), 

Captain, Hartford Connecticut Militia, "Lexington Alarm." 
Cheney, Halsey Haines 

88 



Ancestors and Descendants. 

Chester, John, 

Private, 3d Battalion Gloucester County New Jersey Militia, Colonel Richard 
Somers; Private, Colonel Richard Somers' Regiment New Jersey State 
Troops; Private, 2d Regiment New Jersey Line, Colonel Israel Shreve; 
served in the Indian campaign, 1779 ; transferred to Captain Samuel Read- 
ing's Company, same regiment, at Yorktown ; received badge of merit for 
six years and three months' service. 

Southard, James Bennett 



Chittenden, Cornelius (1766-1858), 

Private, Captain Caleb Baldwin's Company, 2d Regiment Connecticut Line, 
Colonel Heman Swift, December, 1780-83. 

Chittenden, Richard Percy 



Clark, Ebenezer (1714-1781), 

Private, Captain Oliver Lyman's Company, Colonel Dike's Regiment Massachu- 
setts Militia, September 12, 1776; Private, Captain Jonathan Wales' Com- 
pany, Colonel Dickinson's Regiment Hampshire County Massachussets 
Militia, August 17-18, 1777; Private, same company, Colonel Ezra May's 
Regiment Massachusetts Militia, September 17-30, 1777. 

Starr, Peter De Baun. 



Clay, Joseph (1741-1804), 

Member Savannah, Georgia Committee of Safety, June 21, 1775; Lieutenant- 
Colonel, Deputy Paymaster-General Southern Department, August 6, 1777; 
Member Continental Congress, 1778-80 ; Member Supreme Executive Council, 
Georgia, July 24, 1779; Paymaster-General Georgia and South Carolina, 
May 22, 1779. 

Clay, Thomas Savage 



Cleveland, William (1765-1835), 

Private, Captain Wills Cliffs Company, 3d Regiment Connecticut Line, Colonel 
Samuel Wyllys, April 28, 1777— April 28, 1780. 

Cleveland, James Wray 



Ancestors and Descendants. 

Clift, Lemuel (1755-1821), 

Private, Captain Andrew Backus' Company, Plainfield Connecticut Militia, 
' ' Lexington Alarm ;" Sergeant, Captain Waterman Cliffs Company, 6th 
Connecticut Continental Regiment, Colonel Samuel H. Parsons, May 6 — 
December 15, 1775, at siege of Boston ; Ensign, Captain Isaac Gallup's Company, 
10th Connecticut Continental Regiment, Colonel Samuel H. Parsons, Janu- 
ary — December, 1776, at Long Island ; 1st Lieutenant 4th Regiment Connect- 
icut Line, Colonel John Durkee, January 1, 1777; promoted Captain- 
Lieutenant, June 1, 1778; promoted Captain, May 20, 1779-1780; at Ger- 
mantown and Monmouth; transferred to 1st Regiment Connecticut Line, 
Colonel John Durkee, January 1, 1781 — January 1, 1783 ; at Yorktown ; re- 
tained in final formation of Connecticut Line, Colonel Heman Swift, served 
to November, 3, 1783. 

Howe, John Ireland, Jr. 

Coe, Benjamin (1746-1831), 

Captain, Colonel Isaac Nicoll's Regiment Orange County New York Minute Men, 
February 26, 1776 ; Ensign, Captain Garret Eckerson's Company, Colonel A. 
H. Hays' Regiment Orange County New York Militia, May 15, 1777; Mem- 
ber New York Assembly, 1778-9. 

Wandell, Townsend 

Coe, John (1719-1782), 

Member New York Provincial Congress, 1775; Judge, Orange County, New 
York, 1775-8; Deputy-Chairman Orange County New York Committee of 
Safety, 1776-7; Member New York Assembly, 1778-80. 

Wandell, Townsend 

Coffin, Enoch (1735-1814), 

Member New Hampshire Provincial Congress, April 21, 1775; Member New 
Hampshire Assembly, 1778 and 1782. 

Low, Abbot Augustus 

Cogswell, Samuel (1754-1790), 

1st Lieutenant, Colonel William R. Lee's Regiment Additional Continental In- 
fantry, July 1, 1777; regiment consolidated with Colonel Henry Jackson's 
Regiment, April 22, 1779 ; regiment designated 16th Regiment Massachusetts 
Line, July 23, 1780 ; transferred to 9th Regiment Massachusetts Line, Janu- 
ary 1, 1781; transferred to 7th Regiment Massachusetts Line, January 1, 
1783 ; transferred to 4th Regiment Massachusetts Line, June 12, 1783 ; Brevet 
Captain, September 30, 1783; served to November 3, 1783; at Monmouth, 
Rhode Island and Springfield. 

Handy, Parker Douglas 

90 



Ancestors and Descendants. 

Cogswell, William (1734-1786), 

Major, 13th Regiment Connecticut Militia, Colonel Increase Mosely, Jr., May, 
1781. 

Gordon, George Cogswell 

Coit, Samuel (1708-1792), 

Colonel, 8th Regiment Connecticut Militia, 1768-1776 ; resigned, June 13, 1776, in 
favor of "younger men." 
Wood, George W. 

Colegrove, John (1760-1841), 

Private, Captain Caleb Trowbridge's Company, 17th Regiment Connecticut Con- 
tinental Infantry, Colonel Jedediah Huntington, January, 1776; taken 
prisoner at Long Island, August 27, 1776. 

MacArthur, Arthur 

Collins, Thaddeus (1762-1828), 

Private, Captain Nathan Roule's Company, Colonel John Jacobs' Regiment Mas- 
sachusetts Militia, July 1, 1778 — January 4, 1779 ; served in Rhode Island ; 
Private, Continental Army, July 24 — December 17, 1780; Private, Captain 
Abel King's Company, Colonel Sears' Regiment Massachusetts Militia, 
August 20 — November 20, 1781 ; served at Saratoga. 

Collins, Louis Dell 

Comstock, Enoch (1750-1807), 

Private, Captain William G. Hubbell's Company. 7th Connecticut Continental 
Regiment, Colonel Charles Webb, August 1 — December 22, 1775, at siege of 
Boston ; Private, Captain Reuben Schofield's Company, 9th Regiment Con- 
necticut Militia, Colonel John Mead, June 18 — July 18, 1779. 

Bates, Watts Comstock 

Comstock, Peter (1732-1803), 

Captain, 3d Regiment Connecticut Militia, Colonel Jonathan Lattimer, October, 
1778. 

Porter, Thomas Wyman 

Constable, William (1751-1803), 

Private, Captain Gilbert I. Livingston's Company, Lieutenant-Colonel Albert 
Pawling's Regiment New York Levies, April 27, 1781. 

Bartow, Pierrepont 

91 



Ancestors and Descendants. 

Cooke, Samuel (1756-1802), 

Private, Captain Noble Benedict's Company, 5th Connecticut Continental Regi- 
ment, Colonel David Waterbury, May 10 — October 13, 1775; served in the 
Northern Department. 

Babcock, Augustus Froprie 

Coon, Jeremiah (1754 ), 

Private, Captain Hezekiah Dunham's Company; 13th Regiment, Albany County 
New York Militia, Lieutenant-Colonel Cornelius Van Veghten. 

Coon, Charles Hastings 

Corbin, Clement (1733-1825), 

Private, Captain Samuel Chandler's Company, 11th Regiment Connecticut 
Militia, Colonel Ebenezer Williams, August, 1776 ; served around New York ; 
Sergeant, Captain John Williams' Company, Colonel Obadiah Johnson's 
Regiment Connectcut Militia, January 8, 1778; served in Rhode Island. 

Corbin, Ernest Albert Morison 

Cornelius, Elias (1758-1823), 

Surgeon's Mate, 2d Regiment Rhode Island Line, Colonel Israel Angell, January 
1, 1777; taken prisoner at Staten Island, August 22, 1777; escaped from 
prison ship, March, 1778 ; rejoined his regiment, and served to January 1, 
1781. 

Hyatt, Herbert Richardson 

Corss, Dan (1739 ), 

Sergeant, Captain Agrippa Wells' Company, Colonel Samuel Williams' Regiment 
Massachusetts Militia, "Lexington Alarm;" Sergeant, same company, 
Colonel Porter's Regiment Massachusetts Militia, raised to reinforce the 
Northern Army, July 10— August 12, 1777. 

Rogers, Charles Butler 

Corss, James (1694-1783), 

Private, Captain Agrippa Wells' Company, Colonel Asa Whitcomb's Massachu- 
setts Continental Regiment, May — December, 1775 ; Private, Captain Timothy 
Childs' Company, Colonel David Leonard's Regiment Massachusetts Milia- 
tia, February 24 — April 10, 1777 ; Private same company, Colonel David 
Field's Regiment Massachusetts Militia, August 14-18, 1777. 
Rogers, Charles Butler 



Ancestors and Descendants. 

Corwin, Joshua (1733-1812), 

Private, Captain Paul Reeves' Company, 1st Regiment Suffolk County Minute 
Men New York Militia, Colonel Josiah Smith, May 3, 1776; at Long Island. 

Corwin, Hamilton Stewart 

Covenhoven, Lewis (1752-1843), 

Sergeant, Light Horse Monmouth County New Jersey Militia; Sergeant, Captain 
Nicholas Van Brunt's Company, Colonel George Taylor's Regiment Mon- 
mouth County, New Jersey, Militia; served two years. 

Conrow, James Wooley Conrow, Theodore 

Conrow, William Edward 

Cowles, Ebenezer (1718-1800), 

Private, Captain John Couch's Company, Colonel Philip B. Bradley's Battalion, 
Wadsworth's Brigade, Connecticut State Troops, August 14, 1776 — January 
11, 1777 ; at Fort Washington. 

Bell, Jared Weed 

Cowls, Israel (1726-1797), 

Private, Captain John Cowls' Company, Belch ertown Massachusetts Militia, 
"Lexington Alarm ;" Private same company, Colonel Benjamin R. Wood- 
bridge's Massachusetts Continental Regiment, May — December, 1775 ; Pri- 
vate, Captain Jonathan Bordwell's Company, Colonel Elisha Porter's Regi- 
ment Massachusetts Militia, September 22— October 17, 1777. 

Wallis, Harrison Pownal 

Craft, William (1762-1829), 

Private, 2d Regiment Westchester County Militia, Colonel Thomas Thomas, 
June 26— September 24, 1779. 

Vanderbilt, Charles Horton 

Crafts, Joseph (1732-1777), 

Private, Captain Freeborn Moulton's Company, Monson Massachusetts Militia; 
" Lexington Alarm ;" Private, Captain Joseph Thompson's Company > 
Colonel Timothy Danielson's Massachusetts Continental Regiment, April 29,.. 
1775 ; promoted Corporal August 1 — December, 1775. 

Crafts, John Willard 

Crafts, Samuel (1759-1848), 

Private, 2d Regiment Connecticut Line, Colonel Zebulon Butler, July 1 — Decem- 
ber 9, 1780. 

Crafts, John Willard 

93 



Ancestors and Descendants. 

(Crane, James (1761-1845), 

Private, Captain David Beebe's Company, Colonel Roger Enos' Regiment Con- 
necticut Militia, July — September, 1778 ; served on the Hudson ; Private, 
Captain David Parsons' Company, 3d Regiment Connecticut Line, Colonel 
Samuel B. Webb, January 1, 1781 ; promoted Corporal, September 24, 1781 
—December, 1782. 

Allen, Herbert Irwin. 

Crawford, John (1761-1834), 

Private, 2d Regiment Ulster County New York Militia, Colonel James Mc- 
Claughrey. 

Purdy, Leander Crawford 

Crocker, Samuel (1732-1804), 

Private, Captain George Lewis' Company, Colonel Nathaniel Freeman's Regi- 
ment Massachusetts Militia, September 6, 1778. 

Baldwin, Charles Bacon 

Crouse, George (1740-1824), 

Private, Try on County New York Militia, at Oriskany. 

Adams, Daniel Crouse Crouse, Charles Beecher 

Crouse, Beecher Maynard Crouse, John Miles 



Dana, Luther (1763-1832), 

Midshipman on board the frigate "Dean," Captain Samuel Nicholson, May, 1782; 
served to close of war. 

Whipple, Napoleon Dana 

Delamater, Samuel (1725 ), 

Private, Captain James Arsor's Company, 1st Regiment Westchester County 
New York Militia, Colonel Joseph Drake, May 27, 1779— May 25, 1780. 
Adams, Rufus Barbour, William Delamater 

Denman, Christopher (1741-1808), 

Private, Captain Benjamin Laing's Company, 1st Regiment Essex County New 
Jersey Militia. 

Denman, Abram Cross, Jr. 

94 



Ancestors and Descendants. 

Dennis, Arthur (1745-1825), 

Sergeant, Captain Asa Lawrence's Company, Groton Massachusetts Militia, 
"Lexington Alarm." 

Dennis, Holmes Van Mater, Jr. Dennis, Rodney Strong 

Denyse, Denyse (1726-1806), 

Member New York Provincial Convention, April 20, 1775 ; Major, 3d Regiment 
Monmouth County New Jersey Militia, Colonel Auke Wikoff , July 23, 1776 ; 

Denyse, Charles Ritchie 

Dering, Thomas (1720-1785), 

Member New York Provincial Congress, 1776-7. 
Dering, Sylvester 

De Russy, Thomas, 

Lieutenant, ship Pallas, Captain D. Cottineau, Commodore John Paul Jones' 
Squadron; engaged in action with and captured the British ship "Countess 
of Scarborough," September 23, 1779. 

De Russy, Isaac Denniston 

De Witt, John ( 1781), 

Private, Captain Joseph Horton's Company, 2d Regiment Dutchess County New 
York Militia, Colonel Dirck Brinckerhoff ; served in the expedition to Peeks- 
kill, October 6-27, 1777. 

Starr, Peter De Baun 

De Witt, William (1751-1795), 

Private, Captain John A. Hardenbergh's Company, 3d Regiment Ulster County 
New York Militia, Colonel Levi Pawling, April 5 — August 2, 1777. 

Starr, Peter De Baun 

Deyo, Abraham A. (1739-1808), 

1st Lieutenant, Captain James Hasbrouck, Jr.'s Company, 3d Regiment Ulster 
County New York Militia, Colonel Levi Pawling, October 25, 1775; pro- 
moted Captain, February 21, 1778. 

Brodhead, Abraham Deyo 

Dickerson, Benjamin (1758-1832), 

Private, 2d Regiment Ulster County New York Militia, Colonel James Mc- 
Claughrey. 

Purdy, Leander Crawford 

95 



Ancestors and Descendants. 

Dickinson, John (1707-1799), 

Lieutenant-Colonel, 2d Regiment Hampshire County Massachusetts Militia, 
February 8, 1776— October 4, 1777. 

Dickinson, Horace Edward Doubleday, Frank Nelson 

Dickinson, Lemuel (1753-1835), 

Private Captain Joseph Raymond's Company, Colonel Hyde's Regiment Massa- 
chusetts Militia, October 29 — November 6, 1781. 

Dickinson, Horace Edward Doubleday, Frank Nelson 

Dievendorf, Jacob (1740-1816), 

1st Lieutenant, Captain Henry Dievendorf's Company, 1st Regiment Tryon 
County New York Militia, Colonel Nicholas Herkimer, 1775 ; promoted Cap- 
tain, March 4, 1780. 

Vander Veer, Edgar Albert 



Dimon, David (1741-1777), 

Captain, Fairfield Connecticut Militia, "Lexington Alarm;" Captain, 5th Con- 
necticut Continental Regiment, Colonel David Waterbury, May 1, 1775; 
Brigade Major, Wooster's Brigade, Continental Army, June 13 — September 
18, 1775, and Schuyler's Brigade, Continental Army, September 18, 1775 — 
December, 1776; Lieutenant-Colonel, 6th Regiment Connecticut Line, Col- 
onel William Douglas, January 1, 1777; died September 18, 1777, of wounds 
received at Brandyvvine. 

Dimon, George Dolbeare 



Dodge, William (1758-1847), 

Assistant Commissary, New York Continental Service. 
Morris, Robert Sylvester 



Doubleday, Ammi (1759-1839), 

Private, Captain James Clark's Company, 3d Battalion Wadsworth's Brigade 
Connecticut State Troops, Colonel Comfort Sage, June — December 25, 1776, 
at White Plains ; Private, Captain Benjamin Throop's Company, 1st Regi- 
ment Connecticut Line, Colonel Jedediah Huntington, March 23, 1777 ; Cor- 
poral, July 1, 1779 — March 23, 1780; at Germantown and Monmouth. 

Doubleday, Frank Nelson 

96 






Ancestors and Descendants. 

Douglas, William (1743-1811), 

Captain, 2d Regiment Berkshire County Massachusetts Militia, May 4, 1776 ; 
Captain, Colonel Benjamin Simond's Regiment Berkshire County Massachu- 
setts Militia, December 16, 1776 — May 1, 1777, served at Ticonderoga; Cap- 
tain, same regiment, October 28, 1780; Captain, Colonel Joseph Henshaw's 
Regiment Massachusetts Militia. 

Douglas, Edward Willis 

Dow, Richard (1739-1798), 

Private, Captain Henry Elkins' Company, New Hampshire Militia, for the de- 
sence of Piscataqua, November 23, 1775; 1st Lieutenant, Captain John 
Nesmith's Company, Colonel Joshua Wingate's Regiment New Hampshire 
Militia, raised for service in Canada, July 11, 1776 ; Captain, 7th Regiment 
New Hampshire Militia, Colonel Thomas Bartlett, 1777. 

Dow, Charles Mason 



Dow, Richard (1753-1836), 

Private, Captain Henry Elkins' Company, New Hampshire Militia, November 
23, 1775. 

Low, Abbot Augustus 

Downer, John (1744-1815), 

Private, Captain Eli Noble's Company, Colonel Samuel Herrick's Regiment Ver- 
mont Militia, October 11-12, 1780. 

Burke, James Stranahan 



Drake, Abiel (1754 ), 

Private, Captain Roger Enos' Company, 2d Connecticut Continental Regiment, 
Colonel Joseph Spencer, May 7 — December 19, 1775 ; Private, Captain Elizur 
Hubbard's Company, 6th Regiment Connecticut Militia, Colonel Thomas 
Belden, 1777. 

Tilden, John Newel, Jr. 



Draper, Josiah (1727-1819), 

Drummer, Captain Ezekiel Plimpton's Company, Colonel Benjamin Hawe's Regi- 
ment Massachusetts Militia, September 25 — October 28, 1777. 

Clarke, Courtlandt C. 

97 



Ancestors and Descendants. 

Drury, Ebenezer (1733-1818), 

Private, Captain Job Cushing's Company, Colonel Artemas Ward's Regiment 
Massachusetts Militia, "Lexington Alarm;" Private, Captain Benjamin 
Nye's Company, Colonel Nathan Sparhawk's Regiment Massachusetts Mil- 
itia, September 20 — December 12, 1778. 

Saxe, Henry Wisner 

Duane, James (1733-1797), 

Member Continental Congress, 1774-84; Member New York Provincial Conven- 
tion, April 20, 1775 ; Member New York Committee of One Hundred, May 
1, 1775 ; Member New York Provincial Congress, 1776-7 ; Member New York 
Senate, 1782-4. 

Smith, Guy Croswell 

Duffield, William (1727-1799), 

Member Pennsylvania Constitutional Convention, 1776 ; Member Pennsylvania 

Assembly, 1776-7. 

Duffield, Howard 

Dunham, Obadiah, M. D. (1730-1813), 

Member Dorset Vermont Convention, September 25, 1776; Private, Captain 
Thomas Sawyer's Company Vermont Militia, May 19 — June 28, 1779 ; Private, 
Captain Eli Noble's Company, Major Ebenezer Allen's Regiment Vermont 
Militia, August 16 — October 21, 1780, and two days, July, 1781 ; Private, 
Colonel Ebenezer Walbridge's Regiment Vermont Militia, October 22 — 
November 15, 1781. 

Burke, James Stranahan 

Dunning, Jacob (1746-1781), 

2d Lieutenant, Captain Samuel Jones' Company, Colonel William Allison's 
Regiment Orange County New York Militia, September 22, 1775 ; Lieutenant, 
Captain John Wood's Company Exempts Orange County New York Militia. 

Dunning, Charles Thompson 

Durant, Allen (1757-1834), 

Private, Captain Phineas Cook's Company, Colonel Thomas Gardner's Massa- 
chusetts Continental Regiment, 1775, at Concord ; Private, same company, 
25th Regiment Massachusetts Continental Infantry, Colonel William Bond, 
January — October, 1776, at siege of Boston; served in Commissary Depart- 
ment, Northern Department, under Deputy Commissary-Generals Elisha 
Avery and George Mason, ' 1777-8. 

Durant, Clark Terry 



Ancestors and Descendants. 

DUSENBERRY, JOHN (1728 ), 

Lieutenant, Captain O. Pierce's Company, 3d Regiment New York Line, Colonel 
Rudolphus Ritzema, January, 1776 ; wounded at White Plains, November, 
1776 ; transferred to 1st Regiment New York Line, Colonel Goose Van 
Schaick, served to December, 1777; Brigade Major of Scott's Brigade, to 
March, 1778; returned to 1st Regiment New York Line ; transferred to 2d 
Regiment New York Line, Colonel Philip Van Cortlandt; Assistant Brigade 
Major of Parson's Brigade for two years, served in Westchester County; 
served under Lafayette in Philadelphia to fall of 1782. 

Vanderbilt, Charles Horton 

Dwight, Elijah (1749-1795), 

Adjutant, 4th Regiment Hampshire County Massachusetts Militia, June 4, 1776. 
Strong, William Cornell 

Dwight, Reverend Timothy (1752-1817), 

Chaplain, Brigadier-General Samuel H. Parsons' Brigade, Continental Army, 
October 6, 1777— January 28, 1779. 

Dwight, Edward Foote 

Dyer, Asa (1739-1831), 

Lieutenant, Captain Jacob Gould's Company, Colonel William Heath's Massa- 
chusetts Continental Regiment, May 19 — December, 1775. 

Dyer, Edward Tiffany Dyer, Henry Lyman 



Eames, Daniel (1740-1812), 

Lieutenant, Captain John Homes' Company, Colonel Samuel Bullard's Regiment 
Massachusetts Militia, ' ' Lexington Alarm ; " Lieutenant, Captain Henry 
Lealand's Company, Colonel Willy's Regiment Massachusetts Militia, De- 
cember 1, 1775— February 23, 1776 ; 1st Lieutenant, Captain Gilbert Deuch's 
Company 5th Regiment Middlesex County Massachusetts Militia, Colonel 
Samuel Bullard, March 27, 1776; promoted Captain, May 16, 1777; Captain, 
Colonel Benjamin Hawes' Regiment Massachusetts Militia, September 29 — 
November 1, 1777; served in Rhode Island. 

Eames, Francis Luther 

Edwards, Joseph, 

Private, Essex County New Jersey Militia. 
Stillings, William Edward 

99 



Ancestors and Descendants, 

Edwards, Timothy (1738 ), 

Member Berkshire County Massachusetts Committee of Safety ; Commissary of 
Supplies for Massachusetts. 

Doubleday, Frank Nelson 

ElCHELBERGER, GEORGE ( 1789), 

Member York County Pennsylvania Committee of Observation, 1775-6. 
Kunkel, Robert Sharp 



Elmendorf, Abraham (1735 ), 

Private, Captain Frederick Schoonmaker's Company, 3d Regiment Ulster County 
New York Militia, Colonel Levi Pawling, August 1, 1777; Private, Captain 
Tobias Van Buren's Company, 1st Regiment Ulster County New York 
Militia, Colonel Johannis Snyder; served at various periods, 1778, 1780 and 
1782. 

Elmendorf, William Burgess 



Ely, John (1737-1800), 

Captain, 6th Connecticut Continental Regiment, Colonel Samuel H. Parsons, 
May 1 — December 18, 1775, at siege of Boston; Major, Colonel Samuel 
Mott's Battalion Connecticut State Troops, July, 1776 ; Lieutenant-Colonel 
in command, 3d Regiment Connecticut Militia, 1776, served around New 
York; Colonel, 4th Battalion Connecticut State Troops, 1776-7, served in 
Rhode Island. 

Eldridge, Frederick Larnac 



Endicott, John (1739-1816), 

2d Lieutenant, Captain Caleb Low's Company, 8th Regiment Essex County 
Massachusetts Militia, Colonel Henry Herrick, April 2, 1776 ; Lieutenant, 
Captain Asa Prince's Company, Colonel Timothy Pickering's Regiment 
Massachusetts Militia, December, 1776. 

Jacobs, Warren 



Evans, John (1738-1834), 

Colonel, Virginia Militia, April — September, 1778 ; County Lieutenant, Monon- 
galia County, Virginia, 1780-83. 

Evans, Dudley 

100 



Ancestors and Descendants. 

Farnam, Eliab (1731 ), 

Captain, 24th Regiment Connecticut Militia, Colonel Zebulon Butler, October 11, 
1775. 

Farnam, Charles Henry 

Felch, Nathan (1758-1839), 

Private, Captain John Walton's Company, Colonel David Green's Regiment 
Massachusetts Militia, "Lexington Alarm ;" Private, Captain John Walton's 
Company Reading Massachusetts Militia, May 13, 1775 ; Private, Captain 
Cowdry's Company, Colonel Fox's Regiment Massachusetts Militia, July 27, 
1778— April, 1779 ; served at Fishkill, New York. 

McCandless, Gardiner Felch 

Ferris, James (1734-1780), 

Member of Sub-Committee to inspect the election of Militia officers, Westchester, 
New York, August 24, 1775 ; taken prisoner and confined in the Provost jail, 
New York City ; released June 14, 1777. 

Crowell, Charles Edward 

Fonda, Isaac D. (1728-179G), 

Ensign, Captain John Thompson's Company, 13th Regiment Albany County 
New York Militia, Lieutenant-Colonel Cornelius Van Veghten, June 22, 

1778. 

Gibbons, Eugene Campbell 

Fondey, John, Jr. (1760 ), 

Ensign, 1st Regiment Albany County New York Militia, Colonel Abraham 
Cuyler, 1781. 

Gibbons, Eugene Campbell 

Ford, Stephen (1749-1843), 

Sergeant, Captain John Gilbert's Company Connecticut Militia ; served six 
months in 1775, five months in 1777, two months in 1778, and six weeks in 
1780 ; at Fairfield, Norwalk and New Haven. 
Rowland, Charles Bradley 

Foster, Moses, 

Private, 7th Regiment Maryland Troops. 
Maclay, Augustus Walker 

101 



Ancestors and Descendants. 

Foster, Samuel, of Roxbury, Massachusetts (1751-1778), 

Sergeant, Captain Moses Whiting's Company, Colonel John Greaton's Regiment 
Massachusetts Militia, "Lexington Alarm;" Lieutenant, Captain Edward 
P. Williams 1 Company, Colonel William Heath's Massachusetts Continental 
Regiment, May — December, 1775; 1st Lieutenant 24th Regiment Massachu- 
setts Continental Infantry, Colonel John Greaton, January 1 — December 31, 
1776; Captain, 3d Regiment Massachusetts Line, Colonel John Greaton, 
January 1, 1777; died in service May 2, 1778. 

Foster, Edward Webster 

Frelinghuysen, Frederick ( 1804), 

1st Major, Colonel Stewart's Battalion New Jersey Minute Men, February 15, 
1776; Captain Eastern Company of Artillery, New Jersey State Troops, 
March 1, 1776 ; Colonel, 1st Battalion Somerset County New Jersey Militia, 
February 28, 1778 ; Member New Jersey Provincial Congress, 1775-8 ; Mem- 
ber Continental Congress, 1778, and 1782-3. 

Van Allen, Theodore Frelinghuysen Cornell 

French, Jonathan (1759-1835), 

Private, Captain John Goss' Company, Colonel Moses Nichols' Regiment New 
Hampshire Militia, raised to reinforce the Northern Army, July 20 — Septem- 
ber 28, 1777, at Bennington ; Fifer, Captain Daniel Emerson's Company, 
Colonel Moses Nichols' Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers, August 6-28, 
1778; served in Rhode Island. 

French, Harlan Page 

Fuller, Archelaus (1727-1776), 

Member Massachusetts Provincial Congress, 1775 ; 2d Major, 1st Regiment Essex 
County Massachusetts Militia, " Lexington Alarm ;" 1st Major, 8th Regi- 
ment Essex County Militia, Colonel Henry Herrick, February 8, 1776 ; 
Lieutenant-Colonel of Colonel John Whittier's Regiment Massachusetts 
Militia, Lieutenant-Colonel of Colonel Edward Wigglesworth's Regiment 
Massachusetts Militia, June 26, 1776 ; died in service, August 25, 1776. 

Southgate, Hutchinson 



Gamage, Samuel (1751-1832), 

2d Lieutenant, Captain Winthrop Gray's Company, Colonel , Thomas Craft's 
Regiment Massachusetts Artillery, May 11, 1776. 

Gamage, Frederick Luther 

102 



Ancestors and Descendants. 

Gardiner, Othaniel (1743-1777), 

Associator, 1775 ; Lieutenant, 14th Regiment Albany County New York Militia, 
Colonel John Knickerbacker, October 20, 1775; at Bennington; died in 
service, December, 1777. 

Gardiner, George Norman, Jr. 

Gardner, Thomas (1724-1795), 

Wagon-master in the Wagon-master General's Department New Jersey Militia. 
Moses, Frederick John 

Garrit, William ( 1825), 

Private, Captain Joshua Whitney's Company, 9th Regiment Albany County New 
York Militia, Colonel Peter Van Ness, October, 1781. 

Brockway, Albert Alonzo 

Gerrish, Timothy (1756-1815), 

Private, Captain George Turner's Company, New Hampshire Artillery, January 
17, 1776. 

Currier, John Edward Currier, William Little 

Gibson, Abraham (1735-1813), 

Private, Captain Ebenezer Wood's Company, Colonel Asa Whitcomb's Regiment 
Massachusetts Militia, "Lexington Alarm." 

Gibson, Charles Langdon 

Giles, Aquila (1758-1822), 

Aid-de-Camp to General Arthur St. Clair ; taken prisoner, released November 10, 
1780 ; served to close of war. 

Giles, Murray Ogden 

Gillespy, John (1741-1809), 

Captain, 4th Regiment Ulster County New York Militia, Colonel Jonathan Has- 
brouck, March 9, 1778 ; Major same Regiment, Colonel Johannis Harden- 
bergh, June 29, 1780. 

Myers, John Gillespy 

Goddard, John (1730-1816), 

Wagon-master, Massachusetts Troops, May 15, 1775 ; Conductor of Military 
Stores, March 7, 1778. 

Kemp, Edward, Jr. Kemp, George William 

103 



Ancestors and Descendants. 

Godfrey, Nathan (1719 ), 

Corporal, Captain Albert Chapman's Company, Colonel Samuel Elmore's Conti- 
nental Regiment, May 15, 1776. 

Smith, Leonard Kirby 

GOLDSBOROUGH, ROBERT (1733-1788), 

Member Continental Congress, 1774-76 ; Member Maryland Convention, July 26 
— August 14, 1775 ; Member Maryland Council of Safety, 1775 ; Member to 
prepare Constitution for the State of Maryland, 1776. 

Goldsborough, Washington Laird 

GOLDTHWAIT, BENJAMIN, 

Private, Captain David Parker's Company, Lynn Massachusetts Militia, "Lex- 
ington Alarm." 

Baldwin, Charles Bacon 

Goodridge, Benjamin (1721-1805), 

Private, Captain George Kimball's Company, Lunenburg Massachussets Militia, 
"Lexington Alarm." 

Goodridge, Edwin Alonzo 

Goodyear, Theophilus (1731-1793), 

Private, Captain Benedict Arnold's Company, New Haven Connecticut Militia, 
"Lexington Alarm;" Corporal, Captain Joseph Mansfield's Company, 6th 
Regiment Connecticut Line, Colonel William Douglas, April 1, 1777-80. 

Heaton, Charles Albert 

Gordon, Robert (1731-1816), 

Private, Captain Andrew Martin's Company, Bethlehem Connecticut Militia, 
July 18, 1776. 

Gordon, Gorge Cogswell 

Graham, Joseph (1759-1836), 

Lieutenant and Captain, North Carolina Rangers, September 1778; Major, North 
Carolina Partisan Rangers, 1780 ; wounded at Charlotte, October 26, 1780. 
Goldthwaite, George Tarleton 

104 



Ancestors and Descendants. 

Granger, Oliver (1747-1817), 

Private, Captain Elihu Kent's Company, Suffield Connecticut Militia, ''Lex- 
ington Alarm ;" Sergeant, Captain Jnhn Harmon's Company, Colonel 
Erastus Wolcott's Regiment Connecticut State Troops, January — March, 
1776 ; Lieutenant, Provisional Regiment, Connecticut, 1781. 

Hanchett, Henry Granger 

Green, George (1738-1777), 

Captain, 1st Regiment Hunterdon County New Jersey Militia, Colonel Isaac 
Smith. 

Duffield, Howard 

Gridley, Judah (1751 ), 

Private, Captain Noadiah Hookers Company, 2d Connecticut Continental Regi- 
ment, Colonel Joseph Spencer, May 7 — December 18, 1775, at siege of 
Boston; Private, 2d Regiment Continental Light Dragoons, Colonel Elisha 
Sheldon, May 1, 1777-1778. 

Gridley, Horace Warren 

Groo, Samuel (1760-1830), 

Private, Captain Beriah Bill's Company, 4th Regiment Connecticut Line, Colonel 
John Durkee, March 1, 1778— January 1, 1779. 

Groo, William Jay 



Hale, Asa (1759-1843), 

Private, Captain Claghorn's Company, Colonel Mead's Regiment Vermont Militia, 
May 6-26, 1777; Private, Captain Isaac Clark's Company of Militia, raised 
by order of General Lafayette for defence of Lake Champlain, March 2 — 
May 2, 1778 ; Private, Captain Simeon Wright's Company, Colonel Warren's 
Regiment Vermont Militia, May, 1779. 
McCandless, Gardiner Felch 

Hale, Jonathan (1716-1776), 

Captain, Colonel Erastus Wolcott's Regiment Connecticut State Troops, 1776; 
died in service near Boston, March 7, 1776. 

Camp, Walter Bicker 

105 



Ancestors and Descendants. 

Hall, Ebenezer (1748-1831), 

Member Medford Massachusetts Committee of Safety, April, 1776. 
Hall, Alexander Mitchell Hall, Dudley 

Hall, Moses (1750-1826), 

Sergeant, Captain Isaac Hall's Company, Colonel Thomas Gardner's Regiment 
Massachusetts Militia, "Lexington Alarm." 

Hall, Lewis Coleman 

Hall, Obadiah (1748-1831), 

Private, Captain Joseph Dearborn's Company, Colonel Isaac Wyman's Regiment 
New Hampshire Militia; raised to reinforce the Continental Army in Can- 
ada, June, 1776. 

Kimball, Harold Chandler 

Halsey, Isaac (1741-1788), 

Paymaster, Essex County New Jersey Militia. 
Denman, Abram Cross, Jr. 

Hamlen, Caleb (1724 ), 

Private, Captain John Grannis' Company, Massachusetts Militia, February 12 — 
June 1, 1776 ; served at Tarpaulin Cove ; Sea Coast Service : Private, Captain 
Samuel Fish's Company, Colonel Nathaniel Freeman's Regiment Massachu- 
setts Militia; Falmouth Alarm, September, 1779. 

Hamlen, Arthur Byron Hamlen, George Dempster 

Hammond, James (1727-1810), 

Lieutenant-Colonel 1st Regiment Westchester County New York Militia, Colonel 
Joseph Drake, October 19, 1775-80; taken prisoner at Tarrytown, 1780. 

Brown, Joseph Romaine 

Hanchett, Oliver (1741-1816), 

Lieutenant, Captain Elihu Kent's Company, Suffield Connecticut Militia, " Lex- 
ington Alarm ;" Captain, 2d Connecticut Continental Regiment, Colonel 
Joseph Spencer, May 1, 1775, detached to serve in Arnold's expedition to 
Quebec ; taken prisoner December 31, 1775 ; exchanged January 10, 1777. 

Hanchett, Henry Granger 

106 



Ancestors and Descendants. 

Hand, Nathan (1747-1811), 

Private, Captain Ezekiel Mulford's Company, Colonel Josiah Smith's Regiment 
Minute Men, Suffolk County New York Militia, July 26, 1776. 

Fish, William Jay 

Hardy, Eliphalet, 

2d Lieutenant, Captain Nathaniel Gage's Company, Colonel James Frye's Massa- 
chusetts Continental Regiment, "Lexington Alarm;" 2d Lieutenant, same 
regiment, May 26 — December, 1775; at Lexington and Bunker Hill; 1st 
Lieutenant, Captain Timothy Johnson's Company, Colonel Isaac Smith's 
Regiment Massachusetts Militia, March 13, 1776 ; Captain, Colonel Wade's 
Regiment Massachusetts Militia, March 14, 1778. 

Esterbrook, Richard 

Harrison, Benjamin (1730-1791), 

Member Virginia Convention ; Member Continental Congress, 1774-8; Signer 
Declaration of Independence ; Chairman Continental Board of War ; Gov- 
ernor of Virginia, 1782. 

Reynolds, Joseph, Jr. 

Harrison, Lemuel (1739-1807), 

Lieutenant, Captain James Smith's Company, Lieutenant- Colonel Matthew 
Mead's Regiment Connecticut Militia, July, 1779. 

Hayden, James Albert 

Hart, Thomas (1757-1847), 

Private, Captain James Stoddard's Company, Colonel Noadiah Hooker's Regi- 
ment Connecticut Militia, March 30— May 16, 1777 ; served on the Hudson. 
Richmond, Adelbert Gillett 

Hasbrouck, Jonathan (1722-1780), 

Colonel, 4th Regiment Ulster County New York Militia, October 25, 1775— Feb- 
ruary 27, 1779. 

Hasbrouck, Dudley Cooke 

Hawley, Elisha (1759-1850), 

Private, Captain Jabez Gregory's Company, 9th Regiment Connecticut Militia,. 
Lieutenant-Colonel John Mead, October 21, 1776 —January 21, 1777 ; served 
in New York and Danbury, Connecticut. 

Hawley, Irad 

107 



Ancestors and Descendants. 

Hempstead, Joshua (1724-1806), 

Private, Captain John Deshon's Company, 3d Regiment Connecticut Militia, 
Colonel John Lattimer, June 26, 1782. 

Colfax, Albert Eben 

Henry, William (1729-1786), 

Member Pennsylvania Assembly and Council of Safety, 1776 ; Armorer and As- 
sistant Commissary-General of Pennsylvania, 1778. 

Henry, Philip Walter 

Herbert, James (1744-1814), 

Private, Captain John Walton's Troop Light Horse, New Jersey Militia ; at Mon- 
mouth . 

Lloyd, Francis Guerin 

Herrick, Rufus (1734-1811), 

Captain 4th Regiment New York Line, Colonel James Holmes, June 28, 1775 — 
May, 1776 ; Lieutenant-Colonel, Colonel Zephaniah Piatt's Regiment Dutch- 
ess County New York Associated Exempts, October 19, 1779. 

Herrick, Frank Castle 

Heth, William (1735-1808), 

Lieutenant of Colonel Daniel Morgan's Virginia Riflemen, July, 1775 ; taken 
prisoner at Quebec, December 31, 1775 ; Major, 11th Regiment Virginia Line, 
Colonel Daniel Morgan, November 13, 1776 ; Lieutenant-Colonel, 3d Regi- 
ment Virginia Line, Colonel Thomas Marshall, April 1, 1777 ; promoted 
Colonel, same regiment, April 30, 1778 ; taken prisoner at Charleston, May 
12, 1780 ; on parole until retired, February 12, 1781. 

Lorton, Heth 

HlCOCK, Ichabod (1745-1790), 

Private, Captain Isaac Warren's Company, 2d Regiment Massachusetts Line, 
Colonel John Bailey, May 18, 1777-1781. 

Saxton, Harold Newell 

Hinckley, Jared (1759-1828), 

Private, Captain Andrew Fitch's Company, 4th Regiment Connecticut Line, 
Colonel John Durkee, April 16, 1777— June 1, 1779 ; at Germantown, Mon- 
mouth and siege of Mud Island Fort. 

Hyde, William Herbert 

108 



Ancestors and Descendants. 

Hine, Hezekiah, 

Private, Captain Jesse Curtis' Company, Colonel Noadiah Hooker's Regiment 
Connecticut Militia, April 7— May 21, 1777 ; served at Peekskill ; Private, 
Captain Daniel Pendleton's Company, Colonel Jeduthan Baldwin's Regiment 
of Artificers, September 9, 1777-1780 ; at Brandywine, Germantown and 
Monmouth. 

James, Edward Christopher 

Hiscock, Richard ( 1840), 

Private, Captain James Mellen's Company, Colonel Jonathan Ward's Massa- 
chusetts Continental Regiment, April 26 — December, 1775 ; Private, Captain 
Henry Hunter's Company, Colonel Jones' Regiment Massachusetts Militia, 
September 10-12, 1777 ; Private, Captain Benjamin Read's Company, Colonel 
John Rand's Regiment Worcester County Massachusetts Militia, July 4 — 
October 12, 1780. 

Brock way, Albert Alonzo 

Hodgkins, Joseph (1743-1829), 

1st Lieutenant, Captain Nathaniel Wade's Company, Colonel Moses Little's 
Massachusetts Continental Regiment, May 19 — December, 1775 ; 1st Lieu- 
tenant, 12th Regiment Massachusetts Continental Infantry, Colonel Moses 
Little, January 1 — December 31, 1776 ; Captain, 15th Regiment Massachusetts 
Line, Colonel Timothy Bigelow, January 1, 1777-1781 ; Colonel, Middle 
Essex Regiment Massachusetts Militia ; at Bunker Hill, siege of Boston, 
Long Island, Harlem Heights, Princeton and Yorktown. 

Wade, Alfred Byers Wade, Daniel Treadwell 

Holbrook, Joseph (1714-1785), 

Private, Captain Ebenezer Battles' Company, Colonel Jonathan Titcomb's Regi- 
ment Massachusetts Militia, May 8 — July 8, 1777, served in Rhode Island; 
Private, Captain Amos Ellis' Company, Colonel Benjamin Hawes' Regiment 
Massachusetts Militia, September 25 — October 31, 1777, served in Rhode 
Island. 

Starr, Peter De Baun 

Holden, Abel (1752-1818), 

Sergeant, Captain John Nixon's Company, Colonel Abijah Pierce's Regiment 
Sudbury Massachusetts Minute Men, "Lexington Alarm;" Adjutant, Col- 
onel John Nixon's Massachusetts Continental Regiment, May — December, 
1775 ; 2d Lieutenant and Adjutant 4th Regiment Massachusetts Continental 
Infantry, Colonel John Nixon, 1776 ; Captain, 6th Regiment Massachusetts 
Line, Colonel Thomas Nixon, January 1, 1777— December 31, 1 780. 
Weeks, William Holden 

109 



Ancestors and Descendants. 

Holden, Levi (1754-1823), 

Sergeant-Major, Captain Jeremiah Gilman's Company, 4th Regiment Massa- 
chusetts Continental Infantry, Colonel Thomas Nixon, September, 1776 ; En- 
sign, 6th Regiment Massachusetts Line, Colonel Thomas Nixon, January 1, 
1777 ; 2d Lieutenant, December 22, 1777 ; 1st Lieutenant, March 6, 1779 ; 
served in Washington's Life Guard, 1779-82 ; retired January 1, 1783 ; at 
Saratoga. 

Holden, Daniel Juclson 

HOLLINSHEAD, JOHN (1748-1798), 

1st Lieutenant, Captain Joseph Brearley's Company, 2d Regiment New Jersey 
Line, Colonel William Maxwell, November 27, 1775 ; Captain, same regiment, 
November 30, 1776; Major, 3d New Jersey Line, Colonel Elias Dayton, 
April 7, 1779 ; transferred to 2d Regiment New Jersey Line, Colonel Israel 
Shreve, January 1, 1781 ; resigned November 20, 1781. 

De Luce, Percival 

Hollister, Thomas (1738-1813), 

1st Lieutenant, Captain Joseph Moseley's Company, Colonel Fisher Gay's Regi- 
ment 2d Battalion Wadsworth's Brigade Connecticut State Troops, June — 
December, 1776; at Long Island. 

Treat, Edwin Cuyler Treat, Erastus Buck 

Hooker, Amos, 

Corporal, Captain Nathaniel Healey's Company, Colonel Ebenezer Learned's 
Massachusetts Continental Regiment, May 1 — December, 1775. 

Stedman, Francis White 

Hooker, William (1756-1826), 

Private, Captain Charles Whiting's Company, Colonel Samuel B. Webb's Regi- 
ment Additional Continental Infantry, April 23, 1777 — May 16, 1780; Ser- 
geant same, May 16, 1780 — January 1, 1781; Sergeant, Captain Edward 
Buckley's Company, 3d Regiment Connecticut Line, Colonel Samuel B. 
Webb, January 1-18, 1781; served in expedition to Long Island, December 
10, 1777 ; at Rhode Island and Springfield. 

Rowland, Charles Bradley 

How, John (1741-1818), 

Private, Captain Hopestill Hall's Company, Dorchester Massachusetts Militia, 
"Lexington Alarm;" Private, Captain John Robinson's Company, Colonel 
Benjamin Gill's Regiment Massachusetts Militia, March, 1776, 

Vose, George Howe 

110 



Ancestors and Descendants. 

Howell, Joseph (1750-1798), 

Captain, Colonel S. J. Atlee's Pennsylvania Musket Battalion, March 15, 1776; 
taken prisoner at Long Island, August 27, 1776 ; exchanged December 9, 1776 ; 
Captain, 2d Regiment Pennsylvania Line, Colonel J. P. De Haas, 1777; Pay- 
master in same, August 27 — October 1, 1778. 

Campbell, Benjamin Howell 

Hubbell, Ezbon (1757-1820), 

Private, Captain Zalmon Read's Company, 5th Connecticut Continental Regi- 
ment, Colonel David Waterbury, May — October, 15, 1775, served in the 
Northern Department ; Private, Captain Joseph Hait's Company, 19th 
Regiment Connecticut Continental Infantry, Colonel Charles Webb, Jan- 
uary — December, 1776 ; Corporal, Captain David Smith's Company, 8th 
Regiment Connecticut Line, Colonel John Chandler, March 26, 1777; pro- 
moted Sergeant, May 27, 1778-80 ; Sergeant, Captain Asahel Hodge's Com- 
pany, 5th Regiment Connecticut Line, Lieutenant-Colonel Isaac Sherman, 
January 1, 1781; served to close of war. 

Hubbell, Alvin Allace 

Humphreys, Ezekiel (1719-1795), 

Member Connecticut Assembly, May 8 — June 7, 1777. 
Humphreys, Edward Walsh 

Humphreys, George (1756-1813), 

Fifer, Captain Abel Pettibone's Company, 2d Connecticut Continental Regiment, 
Colonel Joseph Spencer, May 5 — December 8, 1775, at siege of Boston ; Fifer, 
Captain Zaccheus Case's Company, 18th Regiment Connecticut Militia, Col- 
onel Jonathan Pettibone, August — September, 1776 ; served in New York. 

Humphreys, Edward Walsh 

Hun, William (1734-1814), 

Lieutenant, Captain Harmanus Wendell's Company, Albany New York Militia, 
May 4, 1775 ; 1st Lieutenant, same company, 1st Regiment Albany County 
New York Militia, Colonel Jacob Lansing, Jr., October 20, 1775; promoted 
Captain, October 20, 1779. 

Gibbons, Eugene Campbell 

Hunt, Gad (1749-1806), 

Sergeant, Captain Nathaniel Wales' Company, Colonel Jonathan Latimer's Regi- 
ment Connecticut Militia, August 24 — October 30, 1777, at Saratoga. 

Herzog, Adrien Blanchard 

111 



Ancestors and Descendants. 

Hunter, Elijah (1749-1815), 

1st Lieutenant, Captain Daniel Mills' Company, 4th Regiment New York Line r 
Colonel James Holmes, June 28, 1775 ; promoted Captain, January, 1776. 
Whittemore, George, Jr. 

Huntington, Asa (1741-1825), 

Private, Captain Jeremiah Parmelee's Company, Colonel Samuel Elmore's Con- 
necticut Continental Regiment, April 5, J 77@. 

Miller, John Post 

Huntington, Barnabas (1728-1787), 

Member Connecticut Assembly, 1782. 
Huntington, William Reed 

Huntington, Benjamin (1736-1800), 

Member Connecticut Committee of Safety, 1775 ; Member New Haven Conven- 
tion, 1778; Member Continental Congress, 1780-4; Member Connecticut 
Assembly, 1781-90. 
Dering, Sylvester 

Huntington, Hezekiah (1738-1807), 

Captain, 5th Regiment Connecticut Militia, Colonel Jedediah Elderkin; pro- 
moted Major, October, 1777 ; Major, Colonel Obadiah Johnson's Regiment 
Connecticut Militia, December 30, 1777 — February, 1778, served in Rhode 
Island; Major of Lieutenant-Colonel Samuel Canfield's Regiment Connecticut 
Militia, September, 1781; served at West Point. 

James, Edward Christopher 

Hutchins, Benjamin, 

Captain, 18th Regiment Connecticut Militia, Colonel Jonathan Pettibone, August 
— September 26, 1776, served around New York ; Major, 26th Regiment Con- 
necticut Militia, Colonel Seth Smith; promoted Lieutenant-Colonel, May, 
1778; resigned, 1781. 

Ruger, Frank Hutchins 

Hutchinson, Levi (1761-1823), 

Private, Lieutenant Ebenezer Eastman's Company, Gilmanton New Hampshire 
Militia, at Bunker Hill ; Private, Captain John Moody's Company, Colonel 
Nahum Baldwin's Regiment New Hampshire Militia, raised to reinforce the 
Continental Army at New York, 1776; Private, Captain Amos Emerson's 
Company 1st Regiment New Hampshire Line, Colonel Joseph Cilley, Febru- 
ary, 1777— December, 1781. 

Durell, David Marks 

112 



Ancestors and Descendants. 

Hyatt, John (1736-1818), 

Captain, 3d Regiment Westchester County New York Militia, ^Colonel Pierre 
Van Cortlandt, September 20, 1775 ; Lieutenant-Colonel, same regiment, 
Colonel Samuel Drake, June 25, 1778. 
Hyatt, Herbert Richardson 



Hyde, James (1752-1809), 

Sergeant, 4th Regiment Connecticut Line, Colonel John Durkee, March 17, 1777; 
Ensign same, December 27, 1777; Lieutenant, Captain Edward Eells' Com- 
pany, 1st Regiment Connecticut Line, Colonel John Durkee, November 15, 
1781 — June 3, 1783; at Germantown, Fort Mifflin, Monmouth and Yorktown. 

True, Clarence Fagan True, Edward Hyde 

True, Herbert Hyde 



Hyde, Jedediah (1738-1825), 

1st Lieutenant, Captain William Coit's Company, 6th Connecticut Continental 
Regiment, Colonel Samuel H. Parsons, May 1 — December, 1775, at Bunker 
Hill; Captain, 22d Regiment Connecticut Continental Infantry, Colonel 
Samuel Wyllys, January — December, 1776, at Long Island ; Captain, 4th 
Regiment Connecticut Line, Colonel John Durkee, January 1, 1777; resigned 
July 31, 1777. 

Hyde, Elmer Willis 



Jacobs, James (1758-1824), 

Private, Captain Thomas L. Byle's Company, 3d Regiment Pennsylvania Bat- 
talion, Colonel John Shee, January— November 20, 1776, at Fort Wash- 
ington. 

Yeager, James Martin 



Jacobs, John (1735-1817), 

Major, Colonel John Thomas' Massachusetts Continental Regiment, May — De- 
cember, 1775; Lieutenant-Colonel, 23d Regiment Massachusetts Continental 
Infantry, Colonel John Bailey, January 1 — December 31, 1776. 

Jacobs, Warren 

113 



Ancestors and Descendants. 

James, Amos (1760-1845), 

Private, Captain Charles Dyer's Company, Colonel Joseph Stanton's Rhode 
Island State Regiment, May 10— September 1, 1777 ; Private same company, 
Colonel John Topham's Regiment, December 1, 1777 — March 16, 1778 ; Cor- 
poral, Captain Benjamin West's Company, same regiment, July 16 — August 
16, and November 16— December, 1778, and January 16— March 16, 1779 ; 
Private, 2d Regiment Connecticut Line, August 1— December 4, 1780 ; 
Quartermaster 4th Regiment Light Horse Connecticut Militia, Major Eben- 
ezer Backus. 

James, Edward Christopher 



Jewell, Joseph (1759-1812), 

Private, Captain William H. Ballard's Company, Colonel James Frye's Massa- 
chusetts Continental Regiment, May, 1775 ; served in the expedition to 
Quebec ; Private, Captain John Calfe's Company, Colonel Pierce Long's 
Regiment New Hampshire Militia in Continental Service, September 25, 1776 
— January 7, 1777; Private, Captain Frederick M. Bell's Company, 2d Regi- 
ment New Hampshire Line, Colonel Nathan Hale, January 24, 1777; pro- 
moted Corporal ; served to 1781. 

Hastings, Hugh 



Jewett, Caleb (1710-1778), 

Member Connecticut Assembly, 1775-6 ; Captain, Sharon Company of House- 
holders, Connecticut Militia, October, 1776. 

Hallowell, Thomas Jewett 



Johnson, Jonathan (1753-1820), 

Private, Captain James Osgood's Company, Colonel Timothy Bedel's Regiment 
New Hampshire Rangers, July 22 — December 17, 1775 ; Private, Captain 
Joshua Abbott's Company, 5th Regiment New Hampshire Continental Infan- 
try, Colonel John Stark, April — December, 1776. 

Kimball, Harold Chandler 



Johnson, William (1724 ), 

Private, Captain John Mills' Company, 2d Regiment Connecticut Line, Colonel 
Charles Webb, March 1, 1777— March 1, 1780 ; at Whitemarsh and Mon- 
mouth. 

Fish, William Jay 

114 



Ancestors and Descendants. 

Jones, Israel (1753-1812), 

Sergeant, Captain John Watson, Jr.'s Company, 4th Connecticut Continental 
Regiment, Colonel Benjamin Hinman, May 1 — November 26, 1775 ; Ensign, 
7th Regiment Connecticut Line, Colonel Heman Swift, January 1, 1777 ; 
promoted 2d Lieutenant, January 25, 1778 ; resigned May 2, 1779 ; at Ger- 
man town and Monmouth ; Captain, 18th Regiment Connecticut Militia, 
Colonel Jonathan Humphrey. 

Jones, Paul Eugene 



Keep, Jonathan (1745 ), 

1st Lieutenant, 6th Regiment Massachusetts Militia, July 14, 1780. 
Keep, Henry Virtner 

Kenfield, Salmon (1735-1787), 

Private, Lieutenant Aaron Phelps' Company, Colonel Elisha Porter's Regiment 
Massachusetts Militia, July 2 — August 12, 1777 ; Private, Continental Army, 
July 4— October 18, 1780 

Bos worth, Charles 

Kent, Stephen, 

2d Lieutenant, Captain John Moody's Company Massachusetts Militia, "Lexing- 
ton Alarm;" Captain Massachusetts Militia; stationed at Newbury, Massa- 
chusetts, July 11 — December 10, 1775. 

Kent, George Henry 

Kirkland, Samuel (1741-1808), 

Appointed Missionary to the Indians by Congress, 1775; Chaplain at Fort 
Schuyler, October 16, 1779— November 3, 1783; served in General Sullivan's 
expedition against the Indians, 1779. 

Wetmore, Edmund 

Knickerbacker, John (1723-1802), 

Colonel, 14th Regiment Albany County New York Militia, October 20, 1775— 
—June 22, 1778. 

Brumley, Howard Viele Viele, Charles Delavan 

115 



Ancestors and Descendants. 

Knowlton, Daniel (1738-1825), 

Ensign, Captain Reuben Marcy's Company, 6th Battalion Wadsworth's Brigade 
Connecticut State Troops, Colonel John Chester, June, 1776, at Long Island ; 
detached and assigned to "Knowlton's Rangers," at Harlem Heights; re- 
joined his regiment; at White Plains; 2d Lieutenant, October 10, 1776, 
rejoined ' ' Knowlton's Rangers, " taken prisoner at Fort Washington, Novem- 
ber 16, 1776; Lieutenant, Captain Joshua Bottom's Company, Lieutenant- 
Colonel Levi Wells' Regiment Connecticut Militia, taken prisoner at Horse- 
neck December 9, 1780; 1st Lieutenant, Captain Benjamin Durkee's Company 
of Matrosses, Connecticut Militia, July 16, 1782— July 6, 1783, served at Fort 
Trumbull, Connecticut; twenty-three months a prisoner of war on Long 
Island and prison ship Jersey. 

Knowlton, Miner Rockwell 



Kuntz, George (1762-1835), 

Private, Captain Christopher Crawford's Company, Lancaster County Penn- 
sylvania Militia; served ten months. 

Kuhns, Henry Clarence 



Lamprey, Samuel (1730-1785), 

Minute Man, Kensington New Hampshire Militia, 1775 ; Private, Captain Samuel 
Nay's Company, Colonel Joshua Wingate's Regiment New Hampshire 
Militia, raised to reinforce the Continental Army, July, 1776. 
Kingsbury, Jerome 

Lawrence, Jonathan (1737-1812), 

Brigade Major Queens County New York Militia, 1775 ; Member New York Pro- 
vincial Congress, 1775-7; Commissioner to erect fortifications at the High- 
lands, 1775; Member New York Senate 1777-83; Member New York Council 
of Appointment, October 16, 1778— October, 1779, and July 22, 1782— January 
1, 1784. 

Whittemore, Henry 

Lawton, William (1755-1838), 

Private, Captain Ebenezer Flagg's Company and Colonel Thomas Church's Regi- 
ment Rhode Island State Troops; served eight months. 

Lawton, Edward Parker Lawton, William Marsh 

116 



Ancestors and Descendants. 

Lemon, John (1760-1849), 

Private, Captain John Harris' Company, 12th Regiment Pennsylvania line, Col- 
onel William Cooke, 1776 ; wounded at Monmouth ; transferred to 8d Regi- 
ment Pennsylvania Line, Colonel Thomas Craig, July 1, 1778 — January 1, 
1783. 

Yeager, James Martin 

Lewis, Reverend Isaac (1746-1840), 

Chaplain, Colonel Philip B. Bradley's Battalion, Wadsworth's Brigade Connecti- 
cut State Troops, May — December, 1776. 

Richards, Edward Osgood 

Lewis, Samuel (1744-1818), 

Private, Captain Benjamin West's Company, Colonel John Topham's Regiment 
Rhode Island State Troops, August, November, December, 1778, and Feb- 
ruary—March, 1779. 

Terry, George Edgar 

Lincoln, Amos (1753-1829), 

Captain-Lieutenant, Captain Winthrop Gay's Company, Colonel Thomas Craft's 
Regimeut Massachusetts Artillery, May 10, 1776; Captain, same regiment, 
Lieutenant-Colonel Paul Revere, May 8, 1777 — August 21, 1783. 

Lincoln, Frederic Walker, Jr. 

Lincoln, Royal (1754-1837), 

Private, Captain James Lincoln's Company, Colonel Benjamin Lincoln's Regi- 
ment Massachusetts Militia, "Lexington Alarm;" Private, same company, 
May 5, 1775 — June 12, 1776 ; Corporal, Captain Winthrop Gay's Company, 
Colonel Thomas Craft's Regiment Massachusetts Militia; Seaman on Brig 
"Hazard," Captain Simeon Sampson, August 22, 1777 — May 20, 1778. 

Currier, William Little 

Livingston, Peter R. (1737-1794), 

Colonel, 10th Regiment Albany County New York Militia, October 20, 1775— 
September 21, 1780; Member New York Provincial Convention, April 20, 
1775; Member New York Provincial Congress, 1775-7; President of same, 
September 26, 1776— March 6, 1777; Member New York Assembly, 1780-1. 

Plympton, Gilbert Motier 

117 



Ancestors and Descendants. 

Livingston, Richard (1744-1784), 

Lieutent-Colonel 1st Canadian Continental Regiment, Colonel James Livingston, 
December 18, 1776 ; taken prisoner at Fort Montgomery, October 6, 1777; 
resigned November 2, 1779. 

Owen, William Henry, Jr. 



Livingston, Robert Gilbert (1711-1789), 

Member New York Provincial Congress, 1775-6. 
Hamersley, James Hooker 



Livingston, William Smith (1755-1815), 

Major, Colonel John Lasher's Regiment New York City Militia, July, 1776; 
Aid-de-Camp to General Nathanael Greene, August 12, 1776 — January 14, 
1777; Lieutenant-Colonel, Colonel Samuel B. Webb's Regiment Additional 
Continental Infantry, January 1, 1777; retired October 10, 1778. 

Knox, John Mason 



Long, Michael ( 1802), 

Private, Captain John Jones' Company, Colonel Peter Grubb's Battalion Lan- 
caster County Pennsylvania Militia, August 15, 1776. 

Kunkel, John Atley Kunkel, Robert Sharp 

Long, Isaac Swigert 



Lord, Elisha, M. D. (1733-1809), 

Appointed by General Assembly of Connecticut, October, 1776, to examine candi- 
dates to serve as Surgeons or Surgeon's Mates in the Continental Army or 
Navy; Member Connecticut Assembly, 1774-5, 1780-1. 

Huntington, William Reed 



Lord, Tobias (1749-1808), 

Captain, York County Massachusetts Militia, January 1 — November 25, 1776, 
served on Seacoast Service at Falmouth, Maine; Lieutenant, Captain James 
Littlefield's Company, Colonel Stevens' Regiment Massachusetts Militia, 
August 9 — October 23, 1777 ; served in the Northern Army. 

Barry, Charles Dummer 

118 



Ancestors and Descendants. 

Lounsbery, Stephen (1758-1839), 

Private, Captain Marcus Moseraan's Company, 2d Regiment Westchester County 
New York Militia, Colonel Thomas Thomas, December, 1776—7, and May, 
1779 — November, 1780 ; Private, Captain John Thomas 1 Company, same regi- 
ment, February — March, 1779; Private, Captain Thomas Hunt's Company, 
Lieutenant-Colonel Frederick Weisenfeldt's Regiment New York Levies,, 
July— December, 1782. 

Lounsbery, Henry Haight Fowler 

Love, Thomas (1730-1815), 

Private, Captain Wills Cliffs Company, 3d Regiment Connecticut Line, Colonel 
Samuel Wyllys, May 25, 1777— January 1, 1778. 

Foster, Reginald Love 

Loveland, Epaphroditus (1758-1810), 

Private, Captain Daniel Dewey's Company, Colonel Obadiah Johnson's Regiment 
Connecticut Militia, January 10, 1778; served in Rhode Island. 

Saxton, Harold Newell 

Loveland, Malachi (1736-1799), 

Ensign, Captain Jonathan Rudd's Company, 22d Regiment Connecticut Militia, 
Colonel Samuel Chapman, August 2 — September 12, 1778 ; at Rhode Island. 

Saxton, Harold Newell 

Low, David (1728-1782), 

Lieutenant, Essex Massachusetts Militia, ' ' Lexington Alarm ; " Captain, 3d Regi- 
ment Essex County Massachusetts Militia, May 7, 1776-1779. 

Low, Abbot Augustus Low, William Gilman, Jr. 

Low, David, Jr. (1753-1797), 

Sergeant, Captain John Dodge's Company Massachusetts Militia, May 3, 1775, 
and January 1, 1776 ; served around New York. 

Low, Abbott Augustus Low, William Gilman, Jr. 

Lynde, Jonathan (1756 ), 

Private, Captain Malcolm Henry's Company, Colonel David Brewer's Massachu- 
setts Continental Regiment, June — November, 1775 ; Private, Captain Aaron 
Rowley's Company, Colonel Calvin Smith's Regiment Massachusetts Militia, 
June— October, 1776 ; Private, 1st Regiment Massachusetts Line, Colonel Jo- 
seph Vose, July, 1779— March, 1780. 
Palmer, Charles George 

119 



Ancestors and Descendants. 

Lyon, Daniel (1750-1840), 

Captain, Woodstock Connecticut Militia, " Lexington Alarm ; " Captain, 8th Con- 
necticut Continental Regiment, Colonel Jedediah Huntington, July 6 — 
December 17, 1775, at siege of Boston; Captain, 11th Regiment Connecticut 
Militia, Colonel Ebenezer Williams, 1776 ; served around New York. 
Robinson, John Murdock 



McAllister, Archibald (1756-1831), 

Captain, Colonel Thomas Hartley's Regiment Additional Continental Infantry, 
January 13, 1777. 

Clay, Thomas Savage 

McAllister, Richard ( 1795), 

Colonel, 3d Battalion York County Pennsylvania Militia, July 28, 1775 ; Colonel, 
York County Minute Men, 1775-6 ; Colonel, 2d Battalion Flying Camp, 1776 ; 
County Lieutenant, York County Pennsylvania, June 14, 1777 — March 30, 
1780. 

Clay, Thomas Savage 

McClintock, Alexander ( 1780), 

Private, Captain Jacob Cook's Company Lancaster County Pennsylvania Militia, 
May 17, 1775 ; Private, Captain John Campbell's Company, Colonel Samuel 
Culbertson's Regiment Lancaster County Pennsylvania Militia, January, 
1778. 

Kunkel, Robert Sharp 

Mc Williams, John (1725-1802), 

Private, Captain Lawrence Gross' Company, Lieutenant-Colonel Marinus Wil- 
let's Regiment New York Levies, raised for the defence of the State, April 
27, 1781. 

Mc Williams, Howard 

Macomber, Elijah (1718-1802), 

Private, Captain Benjamin Wilcox's Company Massachusetts Militia, December 
8-15, 1776, served in Rhode Island; Matross, Captain Timothy Ingraham's 
Company Massachusetts Militia, March 1 — May 2, 1778, served at Dartmouth ; 
Private, Captain Amos Washburn's Company, Colonel Ebenezer Sprout's 
Regiment Massachusetts Militia, May 6-8, 1778. 
Padelford, Edward Macomber 

120 



Ancestors and Descendants. 

Malcolm, William (1745-1791), 

Major, 2d Battalion New York City Militia, 1776; Colonel 2d Regiment New- 
York Volunteer Infantry, 1776 ; Colonel Additional Regiment Continental 
Infantry, April 30, 1777 — April 22, 1779, when regiment was consolidated 
with Colonel Oliver Spencer's Additional Regiment Continental Infantry ; 
retired May 9, 1779 ; Continental Adjutant-General of the Northern Depart- 
ment, June 2 — October, 1778 ; Colonel 1st Regiment New York Levies, 
1780-1 ; Member New York Provincial Congress, 1776. 

Malcolm, Richard Lawrence 

Manning, Joseph, 

Private, Captain Jeremiah Olney's Company, 2d Regiment Rhode Island Line, 
Colonel Israel Augell, August — December, 1780, and March and July, 1782. 

Van Heusen, John Manning 

Markham, Joseph (1742-1818), 

Sergeant, Captain Abraham Filer's Company, 8th Connecticut Continental Regi- 
ment, Colonel Jedediah Huntington, July 9 — December 16, 1775; at siege of 
Boston ; Corporal, Captain Andrew Fitch's Company, 4th Regiment Connect- 
icut Line, Colonel John Durkee, April 13, 1777— April 13, 1780 ; at German- 
town and Monmouth. 

Rogers, Charles Butler 

Marshall, Sylvanus (1746-1833), 

2d Lieutenant, Captain Jesse Bell's Company, 1st Battalion Connecticut State 
Troops, Colonel Samuel Whiting, 1776; Ensign, Captain Abraham Mead's 
Company, 9th Regiment Connecticut Militia, Lieutenant-Colonel John Mead, 
August 13 — September 18, 1776 ; Lieutenant, Captain Sylvanus Mead's Com- 
pany, same regiment, November 1, 1776 — January 11, 1777 ; Captain of Ran- 
gers, 1781. 

Marshall, Herman L. 

Marshall, Thomas (1730-1802), 

Major, 3d Regiment Virginia Line, Colonel Hugh Mercer, February 13, 1776; 
Lieutenant-Colonel, August 13, 1776; Colonel, February 21, 1777; at Brandy- 
wine. 

Dickinson, Andrew Glassell, Jr. 

Martin, Mulford ( 1788), 

Private, Middlesex County New Jersey Militia. 

Martin, George Frazee Scott, Walter Irving 

121 



Ancestors and Descendants. 

Martin, Simeon (1754-1819), 

Lieutenant, Captain Benjamin Peirce's Company, Colonel Henry Babcock's 
Rhode Island State Regiment, January 15, 1776; Captain, 2d Regiment 
Rhode Island Militia, Colonel Christopher Lippitt, August 9, 1776 ; Captain, 
9th Regiment Rhode Island Continental Infantry, Colonel James M. Var- 
num, October, 1776; Adjutant, Colonel Archibald Crary's Rhode Island 
State Regiment, June, 1777. 

Pratt, Dallas Bache Pratt, Thomas Huger 

Marvin, David (1765-1841), 

Private, Captain Jabez Fitch's Company of Independent Volunteers, Connecticut 
Militia, September 1— November 20, 1782. 

Gordon, George Cogswell 

Mason, Reverend John (1734-1792), 

Chaplain, 3d Regiment New York Line, Colonel Peter Gansevoort, November 21, 
1776— July 19, 1777 ; Chaplain to posts on the Hudson, October 31, 1778, to 
close of war. 

Knox, John Mason 

Mason, Perez (1747-1825), 

Private, Colonel Jonathan Chase's Regiment New Hampshire Militia; reinforced 
the Continental Army at Ticonderoga, May 7 — June 18, 1777. 

Stewart, William Dingwall 

Maybank, Joseph (1735-1783), 

Major, Colonel Singleton's Regiment South Carolina Militia, January, 1776 ; 
Colonel, Berkeley County South Carolina Militia ; died from wounds re- 
ceived in action near Savannah. 

Lawton, William Mathews 

Meacham, Barnabas (1721-1812), 

Private, Captain Joseph Forward's Company, 18th Regiment Connecticut Militia, 
Colonel Jonathan Pettibone, August — September 25, 1776 ; served at New 
York ; Corporal, Captain Jonathan Wadsworth's Company, Colonel Thad- 
deus Cook's Regiment Connecticut Militia, August 26 — November 3, 1777 ; 
at Saratoga. 

Taylor, Joseph Frederick 

122 



Ancestors and Descendants. 

Mead, James, 

Colonel, Vermont Militia, June 29 — July 8, 1777, served at Ticonderoga ; served 
in Colonel Warren's Regiment Vermont Militia, guarding the frontiers, May 
6-12, 1779. 

McCandless, Gardiner Felch 



Meade, Richard Kidder (1746-1805), 

Captain, 2d Virginia Continental Regiment, Colonel William Woodford, October 
24, 1775 ; at Great Bridge ; Lieutenant-Colonel, Aid-de-Camp to General 
Washington, March 12, 1777, to close of war. 

Meade, Philip Nelson 



Meeks, John (1739-1817), 

Captain, Colonel William Malcolm's Regiment Additional Continental Infantry, 
1777. 

Gibbons, Eugene Campbell 



Metcalf, James (1729-1803), 

2d Major, West Regiment Massachusetts Minute Men, April 19, 1775, at Lexing- 
ton; Captain, 13th Regiment Continental Infantry, Colonel Joseph Read, 
January 30, 1776, at siege of Boston ; 1st Major, 4th Regiment Suffolk County 
Massachusetts Militia, Colonel Ephraim Wheelock, February 10, 1776 ; Major 
commanding 4th Regiment Suffolk County Massachusetts Militia, December 
8, 1776, served in Rhode Island; Lieutenant-Colonel same, 1779; served to- 
close of war. 

Metcalf, Bryce 



Metcalf, James, Jr. (1757-1843), 

Bombardier, Captain Perez Cushing's Company, Colonel Thomas Craft's Regi- 
ment Massachusetts State Artillery, September 9, 1776, in Continental service 
Boston Harbor and sea coast defences ; Private, Captain Asa Fairbank's 
Company, Colonel Benjamin Hawes' Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer 
Infantry, September 30, 1777 ; served in Rhode Island under Major-General 
Spencer ; Sergeant, Captain John Metcalf 's Company, 4th Regiment Suffolk 
County Massachusetts Militia, Major Seth Bullard, January 27, 1780; served 
in Rhode Island. 

Metcalf, Bryce 

123 



Ancestors and Descendants. 

Mills, Drake (1756-1821), 

Private, Captain Moses Soule's Company, Massachusetts Militia, "Lexington 
Alarm ;" Private, same company, Colonel John Fellows' Massachusetts 
Continental Regiment, May — December, 1775 ; Private, Captain Samuel 
Wolcott's Company, Colonel Hopkins' Regiment Massachusetts Militia, July 
16 — August 5, 1776 ; served on the Hudson ; Corporal, Captain Elijah Den 
ning's Company, Colonel John Ashley's Regiment Berkshire County Massa- 
chusetts Militia, April 26— May 20, and July 8-19, 1777 ; served at Fort 
Edward. 

Smith, Edmond Reuel 

Miner, Seth (1742-1822), 

Private, Captain David F. Sill's Company, 6th Connecticut Continental Regi- 
ment, Colonel Samuel H. Parsons, May — December, 1775 ; Ensign, Connect- 
icut Militia, guard duty at Lyme, Connecticut, November 18, 1777. 

Lewis, Charlton Thomas 

Moffat, Thomas (1742-1805), 

Captain, Colonel Isaac Nicoll's Regiment Orange County Minute Men, New York 
Militia, September 19, 1775. 

Roe, Frank Otheman 



Morris, Lewis (1726-1798), 

Member New York Provincial Convention, April 20, 1775 ; Member Continental 
Congress, 1775-7 ; Signer Declaration of Independence ; Member New York 
Provincial Congress, 1776-7; Brigadier-General Westchester County Militia, 
June 7, 1776; Member New York Senate, 1777, 1779-81. 

Strong, Cyrus Strong, Cyrus Morris 



Mosher, John (1745-1817), 

Sergeant, Captain John Nutting's Company, Pepperell Massachusetts Militia, 
"Lexington Alarm ;" 2d Lieutenant same company, Colonel William Pres- 
cott's Massachusetts Continental Regiment, May — December, 1775 ; 2d Lieu- 
tenant 7th Regiment Massachusetts Continental Infantry, Colonel William 
Prescott, January — December, 1776 ; 1st Lieutenant, 8th Regiment Massa- 
chusetts Line, Colonel Michael Jackson, January 1, 1777 — December 31, 
1779 ; at Bunker Hill, White Plains, Brandywine, Germantown, Saratoga 
and Monmouth. 

Rogers, Charles Butler 

124 



Ancestors and Descendants. 

Munn, Reuben, 

Captain, Monson Massachusetts Militia, "Lexington Alarm ;" Captain, Colonel 
Nicholas Dike's Regiment Massachusetts Militia, June 13, 1776 ; Captain, 
Colonel David Leonard's Regiment Massachusetts Militia, detached to rein- 
force the army at Ticonderoga, March 1, 1777 ; Captain, Colonel Elisha 
Porter's Regiment, September 26 — October 18, 1777, at Saratoga ; 2d Major 
1st Regiment Hampshire County Massachusetts Militia, October 6, 1778 ; 
Major, 2d Regiment Hampshire County Massachusetts Militia, Colonel Seth 
Murray, July 17, 1780 ; Lieutenant-Colonel, 1st Regiment Berkshire County 
Massachusetts Militia, January 16, 1782. 

Munn, Henry Norcross Munn, Orson Desaix 



Munson, Stephen (1759-1824), 

Private, Captain Robert Durkee's Wyoming Valley Company, September, 1776- 
May 24, 1778 ; at Millstone, Bound Brook and Mud Fort. 

Munson, Samuel Lyman 



Murray, Seth (1736-1795), 

Lieutenant, Captain Perez Graves' Company Hatfield Massachusetts Militia, 
"Lexington Alarm;" Captain, Colonel Benjamin R. Woodbridge's Massa- 
chusetts Continental Regiment, June 21 — December, 1775 ; Captain, 2d 
Regiment Hampshire County Massachusetts Militia, March 22, 1776 ; Captain, 
Major Jonathan Clapp's Regiment Massachusetts Militia, July 9 — August 12, 
1777 ; Captain, Colonel Ezra May's Regiment Massachusetts Militia, September 
20 — October 14, 1777, expedition to Saratoga in Northern Department; 1st 
Major, 2d Regiment Hampshire County Massachusetts Militia, May 20, 1778; 
Major, 3d Regiment Massachusetts Militia, Colonel Israel Chapin, raised to 
reinforce the Continental Army, October 12 — November 21, 1779; Lieutenant- 
Colonel, 2d Regiment Hampshire County Massachusetts Militia, July 8, 
1780; Colonel same, July-October 10, 1780. 

Brown, Louis Foster, Maximilian Helland 

Foster, Reginald Love 



Mynderse, Rynier (1720-1788), 

Member New York Senate, 1777-1781; Member New York Council of Appoint- 
ment, September 11, 1779— September 11, 1780. 



Lloyd, Isaac Ferris 



125 






Ancestors and Descendants. 

Nelson, Thomas (1738-1789), 

Member Continental Congress, 1775-77, and 1779-80; Signer Declaration of In- 
dependence ; Member Virginia Convention, 1776 ; Brigadier-General Virginia 
Militia, 1777; Governor of Virginia, 1781; in command of Virginia Militia at 
the siege of Yorktown. 

Meade, Philip Nelson 

Nesmith, Benjamin, 

Private, Captain Samuel McConnell's Company, Colonel David Gilman's Regi- 
ment New Hampshire Militia, December 5, 1776 — March 14, 1777. 

Nesmiih, Howard Macomber 

Nevius, David (1758-1825), 

Private and Sergeant, Captain John Stryker's Troop Light Horse, Somerset 
County New Jersey Militia. 

Lukens, Lewis Nevius Nevius, Theodore Mellick 

Newell, Timothy (1742-1819), 

Captain, 5th Regiment Worcester County Massachusetts Militia, Colonel John 
Holman, April 4, 1776 ; 1st Major same regiment, January 13, 1778 ; 
Lieutenant-Colonel, September 24, 1779— August 2, 1780. 

Ely, Alfred 



Ogden, Samuel (1746-1821), 

Private, Captain Abel Weyman's Company, 2d Regiment New Jersey Line, Col- 
onel Israel Shreve ; at Yorktown. 

Townsend, David Cooper 

Olmsted, Timothy (1759-1848), 

Fifer, Lieutenant-Colonel George Pitkins' Regiment Connecticut Militia, "Lex- 
ington Alarm ; " Fifer, Captain Samuel Prentice's Company, 6th Connecticut 
Continental Regiment, Colonel Samuel Parsons, May 5 — December 17, 1775, at 
siege of Boston ; Fifer, Captain Charles Whiting's Company, Colonel Samuel 
B. Webb's Regiment Additional Continental Infantry, May 1, 1777 — May 1, 
1780. 

Slade, George Theron 

126 



Ancestors and Descendants. 

Padelford, Philip (1753-1815), 

Surgeon's Mate, Colonel Thomas Carpenter's Regiment Massachusetts Militia, July 
28 — September 9, 1779, served in the expedition to Rhode Island; Surgeon 
on ship-of-war "General Mifflin," Captain George M. Babcock, September 
9, 1780. 

Padelford, Edward Macomber 



Pain, Benjamin (1751-1838), 

Sergeant, Captain Jonathan Bayley's Company, 1st Regiment Suffolk County 
New York Militia, Colonel Josiah Smith; at Long Island. 

Payne, Stephen Henry 



Palmer, John (1757-1843), 

Private, Captain Fenner Palmer's Company 14th Regiment Albany County New 
York Militia, Colonel Henry Knickerbacker, June, 1776 ; Sergeant, Captain 
James Hadlock's Company same regiment, Colonel Peter Yates; Ensign, 
March 4, 1780; at Bennington; served short terms of duty, 1776-82. 

Palmer, Charles George 



Palmer, Roswell Saltonstall (1764-1844), 

Served on the Brig Pilgrim, Captain Humphrey Cary ; taken prisoner 1781, and 
confined on board the prison ship Jersey. 

Palmer, Ernest 



Parker, Samuel Franklin (1745-1779), 

Captain, Colonel David Forman's Battalion, Heard's Brigade, New Jersey State 
Troops, June 14, 1776; promoted Major same, July 10— December 1, 1776; 
Deputy Mustermaster, 3d Regiment New Jersey Line, Colonel Elias Day- 
ton, November 3, 1777— June 30, 1778. 

Parker, Samuel Eugene 

Peirce, Jonathan (1736-1800), 

Private, Captain William Greenleaf's Company's Colonel Job Cushing's Regi- 
ment Massachusetts Militia, September 3 — November 29, 1777; Private, 
Captain Andrew Elliott's Company, Colonel Jonathan Holman's Regiment 
Massachusetts Militia, June, 1778— February, 1779 ; served on the Hudson. 

Pierce, Henry Bliss 

127 



Ancestors and Descendants. 

Perley, William (1735-1812), 

Captain, Boxford Massachusetts Minute Men, "Lexington Alarm;" Captain, 
Colonel James Frye's Massachusetts Continental Regiment, May — December, 
1775 ; at Lexington and Bunker Hill. 

Lambert, Edward Wilberforce 

Pettibone, Amos, 

Private, Captain David Wheeler's Company, Colonel John Brown's Regiment 
Massachusetts Militia, June 30 — July 21, 1777; Private, Captain Zebulon 
Norton's Company, Colonel John Ashley's Berkshire County Massachusetts 
Militia, July 27 — August 14, 1777 ; Private, Captain Enos Parker's Company, 
Colonel Jacob Gerrish's Regiment Massachusetts Militia, July 3, 1778 — Jan- 
uary 1, 1779 ; Corporal, Captain William White's Company, Colonel John 
Brown's Regiment Berkshire County Massachusetts Militia, July 18 — October 
22, 1780 ; Private, Captain David Wheeler's Company, Colonel Asa Barnes' 
Regiment Massachusetts Militia, October 29 — November 9, 1781. 
Tilden, John Newel, Jr. 

Pettibone, Giles (1735-1810), 

Captain, 14th Regiment Connecticut Militia, Colonel Charles Burrall; promoted 
Major same regiment, Lieutenant-Colonel Ebenezer Gay, May, 1780; Mem- 
ber Connecticut Assembly, 1777-8. 
Weed, Lewis Marshall 

Phelps, David (1733-1811), 

1st Lieutenant, Captain Josiah Gillet's Company, Colonel Fisher Gay's 2d Bat- 
talion Connecticut State Troops, June — December, 1776, at Long Island; 
Lieutenant, Connecticut Militia, April 25-28, 1777, Danbury Alarm ; Captain, 
Colonel Noah Phelps' Regiment Connecticut Mititia, New Haven Alarm, 
July 5, 1779. 

Merrill, Frederick James Hamilton 

Phelps, John (1736-1805), 

Member Connecticut Assembly, 1776-1778; Justice of Peace, Hartford County, 
Connecticut, 1777-8. 

Wainwright, John Howard 

Phillips, David (1742-1829), 

Captain, 7th Battalion Chester County Pennsylvania Militia, Colonel William 
Gibbons, May 17, 1777. 

O'Connor, James O'Connor, Robert King 

128 



Ancestors and Descendants. 

Phippen, Samuel (1745-1798), 

Private, Captain Samuel Flagg's Company of Volunteers, Salem, Massachusetts; 
served in the Rhode Island expedition, August, 1778. 

Low, Abbot Augustus 

Pinkerton, John (1735-1818), 

Private, Captain John Ramsey's Company, Chester County Pennsylvania Militia, 
Colonel John Hannum, June 18, 1777. 

Pinkerton, Charles 

Pitkin, Thomas (1724-1818), 

Captain, Bolton Connecticut Militia, "Lexington Alarm." 
Colton, William Fairchild 

Plympton, Thomas (1723-1789), 

Private, Captain Aaron Hayues' Company, Sudbury Massachusetts Militia, 
"Lexington Alarm," at Concord ; Member Massachusetts Provincial Con- 
gress, 1775. 

Plympton, Gilbert Motier 

Poppino, John (1726-1828), 

Major, Colonel John Hathorn's Regiment Orange County New York Militia, 
February 28, 1776 ; at Minisink. 

Thompson, Wilmot Poppino 

Porter, Thomas (1751 ), 

Sergeant, Captain Joseph Gould's Company, Colonel Baker's Regiment Massachu- 
setts Militia, "Lexington Alarm;" Gunner, Captain John Symond's 
Company of Matrosses, Salem, Massachusetts, raised for Seacoast Service, 
July 16 — October 1, 1776 ; 2d Lieutenant, Captain John Dodge's Company 
Essex County Massachusetts Militia, April 1 — June 1, 1778. 

Low, Abbot Augustus Low, William Gilman, Jr. 

Pratt, David (1738-1828), 

2d Lieutenant, Captain Ishamar Spencer's Company, 9th Regiment Albany 
County New York Militia, October 20, 1775 ; promoted 1st Major, May 28, 
1778; promoted Lieutenant-Colonel, November 4, 1778. 

Skinner, James Howe 

129 



Ancestors and Descendants. 

Proctor, Leonard (1731-1827), 

2d Lieutenant, Captain Jonathan Minors Company, Colonel James Prescott's 
Regiment Massachusetts Minute Men, " Lexington Alarm ;" 1st Lieutenant, 
Captain Zachariah Wright's Company, 6th Regiment Middlesex County 
Massachusetts Militia, April 24, 1776 ; 1st Lieutenant, Captain Reuben Butter- 
field's Company, Colonel Samuel Thatcher's Regiment Massachusetts Militia, 
December 16. 1776— March 16, 1777; served at Fairfield and Groton, Con- 
necticut. 

Proctor, Frederick Town 

Purdy, Alvan (1757-1842), 

2d Lieutenant, Captain Abraham S. Heddy's Company, 3d Regiment West- 
chester County New York Militia, Colonel Samuel Drake, February 27, 1779. 

Purdy, Leander Crawford 

Putnam, Reverend Aaron (1733-1813), 

Private, 4th Regiment Connecticut Line, Colonel John Durkee, July 1 — December 
2, 1780. 

Gibbons, Eugene Campbell 



Raymond, Uriah (1746-1810), 

Ensign, Captain Samuel Comstock's Company, 1st Battalion Connecticut State 
Troops, Colonel Samuel Whiting, 1776-7, served in Rhode Island and 
Connecticut ; Ensign, Captain Seth Seymour's Company, 9th Regiment 
Connecticut Militia, August 12— September 11, 1776, and Octuber 24, 1776 — 
January 24, 1777; served in New York 

Raymond, Edward Lane 

Remsen, Henry (1736-1792), 

Captain, New York City Militia, September 15, 1775 ; Colonel, 1st Regiment New 
York City Militia, November 3, 1775; Member New York Committee of One 
Hundred, May 1, 1775; Member New York Provincial Congress, 1776-7. 
Le Roy, Frederick Gebhard 

Requa, Joseph (1758-1838), 

Private 1st and 2d Regiments Westchester County New York Militia, 1775-6; 
Lieutenant, Colonel Lewis Dubois' Regiment New York Levies, to reinforce 
the army, July 1, 1780. 

Squire. Newton Requa 

130 



Ancestors and Descendants. 

Reynolds, James (1759-1833), 

Private, Captain Joseph Elliot's Company, 3d Connecticut Continental Regiment, 
Colonel Israel Putnam, May 11 — December 14, 1775 ; at siege of Boston ; 1st 
Lieutenant, Captain Thaddeus Lacey's Company, Colonel Heman Swift's 
Battalion Connecticut State Troops, July — November, 1776 ; served at Ticon- 
deroga; Sergeant, Captain Wills Cliffs Company, 3d Regiment Connecticut 
Line, Colonel Samuel Wyllys, April 5, 1777— April 5, 1780. 

Reynolds, Alvah Lewis 

Richards, Ebenezer (1744-1784), 

Corporal, Captain Ebenezer Battle's Company, Dedliam Massachusetts Militia, 
Lexington Alarm; Corporal same company, Colonel William Mcintosh's 
Regiment Massachusetts Militia, served six days, March, 1776; Sergeant same 
regiment, March 23 — April 5, 1778. 

Richards, Charles Spielmann 

Richards, Solomon (1751-1834), 

Private, Captain Ebenezer Battle's Company, Dedham Massachusetts Militia, 
"Lexington Alarm;" Private, Major Loammi Baldwin's Guards, Massa- 
chusetts Militia, May 15, 1775; Private, Captain Jeremiah Wiswall's Corn- 
Company, Colonel Hatch's Regiment Massachusetts Militia, March 4-8, 1776. 

Richards, Edward Osgood 

Richards, William (1756-1812), 

Quartermaster, Colonel Samuel H. Parsons' Regiment Connecticut Militia, " Lex- 
ing Alarm ;" Quartermaster, 6th Connecticut Continental Regiment, Colonel 
Samuel H. Parsons, May 20 — December 10, 1775; Lieutenant, 10th Regiment 
Connecticut Continental Infantry. Colonel Samuel H. Parsons, January 1 — 
December 31, 1776 ; Captain, 1st Regiment Connecticut Line, Colonel Jede- 
diah Huntington, January 1, 1777; transferred to 5th Regiment Connecticut 
Line, Lieutenant-Colonel Isaac Sherman, January 1, 1781; transferred to 2d 
Regiment Connecticut Line, Colonel Heman Swift, January 1 — June, 1783; 
at Long Island, G-ermantown and Monmouth. 

Richards, Hamilton Chase 

Ripley, Ralph (1751-1827), 

Cornet, 4th Regiment Light Horse Connecticut Militia, Major Ebenezer Backus, 
May, 1776 ; Quartermaster, Captain Isaac Sergeant's Company, Major 
Ebenezer Backus' Regiment Light Horse Connecticut State Troops, September 
7 — November 2, 1776; served around New York. 

James, Edward Christopher 

131 



Ancestors and Descendants. 

Roberts, Christopher (1753-1832), 

Sergeant, Captain Thomas Barney's Company Vermont Militia, Colonel Ira 
Allen, 1775-83. 

Roberts, Nathan Benjamin 

Roberts, John (1727-1796), 

Private, Colonel Seth Warner's Regiment Continental Infantry, February 19, 
1777. 

Roberts, Nathan Benjamin 

Robinson, Elijah, 

Corporal, Stafford Connecticut Militia, "Lexington Alarm;" Captain-Lieutenant, 
2d Connecticut Continental Regiment, Colonel Joseph Spencer, May 1, 1775 ; 
promoted Captain, July 1 — December 19, 1775; Captain, Colonel William 
Douglas' Regiment Connecticut State Troops, 1776; Captain, Colonel John 
Ely's Regiment Connecticut State Troops, June, 1777. 

Kennedy, Elijah Robinson 

Roby, Ebenezer (1732-1786), 

Private, Captain Nathaniel Maynard's Company, Massachusetts Militia. 
Roby, Ebenezer Willard 

Roe, John (1754-1831), 

Private, Captain David McCambly's Company, Colonel John Hathorn's Regiment 
Orange County New York Militia ; Corporal Captain Stephen Case's Com- 
pany, same regiment ; Private, Captain John Burnet's Company, Colonel 
Lewis Du Bois' Regiment New York Levies, July 1, 1780. 

Roe, Francis Asbury 

Rogers, John ( 1776), 

Lieutenant, Captain William Keyes' Company, 16th Regiment New Hampshire 
Militia, Colonel Benjamin Bellows, Jr. ; died in service, 1776 ; Select-man, 
Acworth, New Hampshire, 1776. 

Rogers, Charles Butler 

Rollins, Ichabod (1722-1800), 

Member New Hampshire Convention, 1775; Member New Hampshire Provincial 
Congress, 1775-6 ; First Judge of Probate, New Hampshire, 1776-84. 

Rollins, Gustavus Edward Rollins, Warren Fansiiaw 

132 



Ancestors and Descendants. 

Roosa, Jacob (1739-1807), 

Private, Captain Frederick Schoonmaker's Company, 3d Regiment Ulster County 
New York Militia, Colonel Levi Pawling, July 17, 1777. 

Styles, Charles H. 

Root, Oliver (1741-1826), 

1st Lieutenant, 2d Regiment Berkshire County Massachusetts Militia, May 4, 1776 ; 
Captain, Massachusetts Militia from Pittsfield, July 11 — December 5, 1776, 
served around New York; Captain, Matross Company, 2d Regiment Berk- 
shire County Massachusetts Militia, January 27, 1779; 2d Major, Colonel 
Rossiter's Regiment Massachusetts Militia, March 21, 1780; Major, Colonel 
John Brown's Regiment Massachusetts Militia, July 8 — November 1, 1780; 
Major commanding detachment of Militia, served on alarm at Saratoga, 
October 29 — November 5, 1781 ; Major, Colonel Caleb Hyde's Regiment Berk- 
shire County Massachusetts Militia, for service reinforcing General Stark at 
Saratoga, November 9-15, 1781. 

Douglas, Charles Henry 

Rosebrugh, Reverend John (1714-1777), 

Chaplain, 3d Regiment Northampton County Pennsylvania Militia, Colonel George 
Taylor, December, 1776 ; killed in action at Trenton, New Jersey, January 
2, 1777. 

Learning, Edward 

Rouse, Jonathan (1761-1843), 

Private, Captain Thomas Brown's Company, 14th Regiment Albany County New 
York Militia, Colonel Peter Yates. 

Shea, Rufus Ingalls 

Rowland, Hezekiah (1759-1819), 

Private, Captain James Horton's Company, Colonel Jeduthan Baldwin's Regiment 
of Artificers, July 1, 1778-81. 
Rowland, William 

Rust, Nathaniel Wilson (1751-1828), 

Private, Captain Asa Bacon's Company 6th Battalion Wadsworth's Brigade Con- 
necticut State Troops, Colonel John Chester, June — December, 1776, at Long 
Island and White Plains ; Private, Captain Nathaniel Wales' Company, 
Colonel Jonathan Latimer's Regiment Connecticut Militia, August 24 — 
October 22, 1777, at Saratoga. 

Day, John Francis 

133 



Ancestors and Descendants. 

St. John, Matthias, Sr. (1732-1819), 

Corporal, Lieutenant John Carter's Company, 9th Regiment Connecticut Militia, 
Colonel John Mead, October 25, 1776— January 11, 1777. 
St. John, Joseph Lancaster 

Sanderson, William (1756 ), 

Captain, 7th Battalion Cumberland County Pennsylvania Militia, Colonel Fred- 
erick Watts, July 31, 1777, and May 14, 1778 ; Captain, Colonel William 
Chambers' Regiment Cumberland County Pennsylvania Militia, April 23, 
1779 ; Major, 5th Battalion, Lieutenant-Colonel David Mitchell, May 10, 
1780. 

Hewlett, George 

Sanford, Elihu (1759-1839), 

Corporal, Captain David Smith's Company, 8th Regiment Connecticut Line, 
Colonel John Chandler, February 16, 1777; Sergeant same, May 27, 1778; 
Sergeant, Captain David Dorrance's Company, 5th Regiment Connecticut 
Line, Lieutenant-Colonel Isaac Sherman, January 1, 1781-83. 

Agnew, Cornelius Rea 

Sanford, Jonah (1735-1817), 

Private, Captain Jesse Curtis' Company, Colonel Noadiah Hooker's Regiment 
Connecticut Militia; served on the Hudson, April 9 — May 21, 1777. 

Sanford, Roscoe Conkling 

Savage, Stephen (1737-1825), 

Private, Captain Jared Shepherd's Company, Colonel Thomas Belden's Regiment 
Connecticut Militia, April 12 — May 19, 1777; Private, Captain Jarius Wilcox's 
Company, Colonel Jeduthan Baldwin's Regiment of Artificers, September 5, 
1777; served to close of war; at Brandywine, Germantown and Monmouth. 

Brown, Benjamin West Bonney 

Saxton, William (1755-1832), 

Private, Captain Ebenezer Smith's Company, 13th Regiment Massachusetts Line, 
Lieutenant-Colonel Calvin Smith ; served three years. 

Saxton, Harold Newell 

Sayre, Benjamin (1743-1810), 

Private, Essex County New Jersey Militia. 
Sayre, Charles Lansing 

134 



Ancestors and Descendants. 

Schumacher, Johann Gottfried (1731-1782), 

Private, Captain Jacob Philip's Company, 8th Regiment Albany County New 
York Militia, Colonel Robert Van Rensselaer. 

Schumaker, John Godfrey 

Schuyler, Philip (1733-1804), 

Major-General Continental Army, June 19, 1775 ; resigned April 19, 1779 ; Mem- 
ber Continental Congress, 1775-81; Member New York Provincial Conven- 
tion, April 20, 1775 ; Member New York Senate, 1780-4. 

Malcolm, Richard Lawrence 

Seabury, Gideon (1747-1827), 

Private, Captain Simmons' Company, Colonel Cook's Regiment Rhode Island 
Militia, served six months. 

Eames, Francis Luther 

Severance, Martin (1718-1810), 

Private, Captain John Wells' Company, Colonel David Wells' Regiment Massa- 
chusetts Militia, September 22 — October 23, 1777, served in the Northern 
Department; Sergeant, Captain Daniel Pomeroy's Company, detached from 
General Danielson's Brigade, Massachusetts Militia, October, 1778. 

Forbes, Elmer Severance 

Seward, John (1730-1797), 

Private, Captain Andrew McMire's Company 1st Regiment New Jersey Line, 
Colonel William Alexander; Captain 2d Regiment Sussex County New Jer- 
sey Militia; Lieutenant-Colonel same, February 28, 1777; Colonel same 
regiment. 

Seward, Clarence Armstrong Seward, George Frederick 

Seymour, George (1754-1820), 

Private, Captain Ezekiel Scott's Company, 22d Regiment Connecticut Continental 
Infantry, Colonel Samuel Wyllys, November, 1775— September, 1776. 
Hall, Alexander Mitchell Hall, Dudley 

Sharp, William ( 1806), 

Private, Captain Samuel Patton's Company, Colonel William Chambers' Bat- 
talion Cumberland County Pennsylvania Militia, April 27, 1779; served on 
the frontiers of Bedford and Westmoreland Counties, Pennsylvania. 
Kunkel, Robert Sharp 

135 



Ancestors and Descendants. 

Sharpe, George (1748-1792), 

Associator, Dutchess County, New York, April 19, 1775 ; 2d Lieutenant, Captain 
Herman Hoffman's Company, Colonel John Van Ness 1 Regiment Minute 
Men, Dutchess County, New York, October 17, 1775 ; 2d Lieutenant, Captain 
Andries Heermance's Company, Colonel Morris Graham's Regiment of Foot 
in the service of United States, under command of Brigadier-General Clinton, 
September 10, 1776. 

Elseffer, John Henry 

Sheafe, Jacob (1715-1791), 

Member New Hampshire Assembly, May 4, 1775; Associator, Portsmouth, New 
Hampshire, August 14, 1776. 

Krans, Horatio Sheafe 

Sherer, David (1759-1846), 

Private, Captain Nathaniel Hutchins' Company, 1st Regiment New Hampshire 
Line, Colonel Joseph Cilley, 1777-80. 

Baldwin, Jared Grover, Jr. 

Sillcocks, Gabriel (1752-1825), 

Private, Captain Henry Luce's Company, 2d Regiment New Jersey Line, Colonel 
Israel Shreve. 

Sillcocks, Henry 

Skinner, Israel (1751-1796), 

Private, 12th Regiment Connecticut Militia, Lieutenant-Colonel Obadiah Hors- 
ford ; served as Wagon Conductor ten months and twenty-five days, 1776. 

Skinner, James Howe 

Skinner, John (1738-1818), 

Lieutenant, Captain Worthy Waters' Company, Hebron Connecticut Militia, 
"Lexington Alarm;" Lieutenant, Captain Hezekiah Parsons' Company, 4th 
Connecticut Continental Regiment, Colonel Benjamin Hinman, May 1 — 
December 19, 1775 ; served in the Northern Department. 
Skinner, James Howe 

Slater, Joseph (1745-1828), 

Private, Captain Comfort Starr's Company, Guilford Vermont Militia, October, 

1780. 

Terry, George Edgar 

136 



Ancestors and Descendants, 

Sloane, Samuel (1740-1813), 

Captain, Williamstown Massachusetts Minute Men, April 22 — May, 1775 ; Captain, 
Colonel John Paterson's Massachusetts Continental Regiment, May 21 — De- 
cember, 1775; Captain, 15th Regiment Massachusetts Continental Infantry, 
Colonel John Paterson, January 1 — December 31, 1776 ; Captain, Colonel Asa 
Barnes' Regiment Berkshire County Massachusetts Militia ; marched on alarm 
to Saratoga, October 11-28, 1781. 

Handy, Parker Douglas 



Smith, Anning (1742-1802), 

Associator, Newburgh New York, July 6, 1775; 1st Lieutenant, Captain Jacob 
Wood's Company 4th Regiment Ulster County New York Militia, Colonel 
Jonathan Hasbrouck, March 9, 1778. 

Smith, Letch worth 



Smith, Reverend Cotton Mather (1731-1806), 

Chaplain, 4th Connecticut Continental Regiment, Colonel Benjamin Hinman; 
April— October, 1775. 

Richardson, Leonard Woods 



Smith, Joshua (1744-1793), 

Private, Captain Jacob Brown's Company, Colonel John Fellows' Regiment Massa- 
chusetts Militia, "Lexington Alarm;" Corporal, Captain Elijah Denning's 
Company, Colonel John Ashley's Regiment Berkshire County Massachusetts 
Militia, July 8-28, 1777; served at Fort Edward. 

Smith, Edmond Reuel 



Smith, Noah (1730-1793), 

Corporal, Captain Seth Seymour's Company 9th Regiment Connecticut Militia, 
Colonel John Mead, October 24 — January 24, 1776 ; Private, Captain Eliphalet 
Lockwood's Company Connecticut Coast Guards, March 16, 1780; Private 
7th Regiment Connecticut Line, Colonel Heman Swift, July 24 — December 
12, 1780. 

Harmon, Benjamin Smith 

137 



Ancestors and Descendants. 

Smith, Parsons, 

Private, Captain Samuel Thatcher's Company, Colonel Thomas Gardner's Regi- 
ment Massachusetts Militia, "Lexington Alarm;" Private, Captain John 
Walton's Company, Massachusetts Militia, December 9-13, 1776, served at 
Noddle's Island ; Private same company, Colonel Samuel Thatcher's Regiment 
Massachusetts Militia, September 2 — November 9, 1778 ; Private, Captain Na- 
thaniel Heath's Company, serving as guards at Boston, January 1 — May 7, and 
August 1 — October 16, 1779; Private, Sergeant William Warland's Company, 
Colonel Samuel Denny's Regiment Massachusetts Militia, October 25 — Decem- 
ber 3, 1779 ; served at Albany. 

Wallis, Harrison Pownal 

Smith, Philemon (1760-1834), 

Private, Captain Benjamin Stevenson's Company, 2d Regiment Westchester 
County New York Militia, Colonel Thomas Thomas, September 9, 1777. 

Wood, John Henry 

Smith, Robert (1720-1803), 

In charge of the defence of the Delaware River, June, 1776 ; Member Pennsyl- 
vania Convention, July 15, 1776 ; County Lieutenant, Chester County, Penn- 
sylvania, March 12, 1777— March 21, 1786. 

Cooke, Robert Grier 

Spader, William (1763-1834), 

Private, Captain John Ten Eyck's Company, 2d Battalion Somerset County New 
Jersey Militia, Colonel Abraham Quick ; Private, Captain Peter D. Vroom's 
Company, same battalion. 

Spader, Vanderbilt. 

Sperry, Jacob ( 1808), 

Private, Captain Daniel Morgan's Company Virginia Riflemen, July, 1775; 
taken prisoner at Quebec, December 31, 1775. 

Sperry, William Miller 

Spring, Henry, 

Sergeant, Captain Elijah Denning's Company, Colonel John Ashley's Regiment, 
Berkshire County Massachusetts Militia, July 8-28, 1777 ; Private, Captain 
Samuel Warner's Company, Colonel John Brown's Regiment Berkshire 
County Massachusetts Militia, July 18 — October 23, 1780 ; Private, Captain 
Heman Smith's Company, Lieutenant-Colonel John Collar's Regiment 
Berkshire County Massachusetts Militia, October 14-25, 1781. 

Brockway, Albert Alonzo 

138 



Ancestors and Descendants. 

Springer, Daniel (1744-1825), 

Captain, 5th Battalion Philadelphia County Pennsylvania Militia, Lieutenant- 
Colonel Daniel Hester, 1780. 

Stoneback, Charles Haskins 

Stackpole, Absolom (1754-1849), 

Private, Captain Jonathan Wentworth's Company, 2d New Hampshire Continen- 
tal Regiment, Colonel Enoch Poor, May 26, 1775 ; Private, Captain Moses 
Yeaton's Company, Colonel Joshua Wingate's Regiment New Hampshire 
Volunteers, August 6-25, 1778 ; served in Rhode Island. 

Stackpole, George Franklin 

Stagg, John, Jr. (1758-1803), 

2d Lieutenant, Colonel William Malcolm's Regiment Additional Continental In- 
fantry, March 4, 1778; Brigade Major, Conway's Brigade Continental Army, 
January 12, 1778 ; transferred to Colonel Oliver Spencer's Regiment Addi- 
tional Continental Infantry, April 24, 1779 ; retired January 1, 1781. 

Kasson, Livingston Stagg 

Stanton, Augustus (1745-1822), 

Lieutenant, Captain Thomas Wells' Company, Colonel William Richmond's 
Regiment Rhode Island Militia, October, 1775 ; Captain, Lieutenant- Colonel 
Henry Babcock's Regiment Rhode Island State Troops, January, 1776 ; Cap- 
tain, Westerly Rhode Island Artillery, May, 1777. 

Babcock, Frank Augustus 

Starr, Thomas (1720-1806), 

Captain, Danbury Connecticut Militia ; wounded in action at Danbury, April 27, 
1777. 

Weston, Charles Ward, Jr. 

Starr, Thomas (1720-1806), 

Private, Captain Noble Benedict's Company, 5th Connecticut Continental Regi- 
ment, Colonel David Waterbury, May 12— October 30, 1775; Ensign, 7th 
Regiment Connecticut Line, Colonel Heman Swift, January 1, 1777; 2d 
Lieutenant, January 25, 1778 ; 1st Lieutenant, March 12, 1780 ; Lieutenant, 
Captain Ephraim Chamberlain's Company, 2d Regiment Connecticut Line, 
Colonel Heman Swift, January 1, 1781 — January 1, 1783 ; Captain, Connecti- 
cut Militia, 1777; at Germantown and Monmouth; wounded in Danbury 
Raid, April, 1777. 

Briggs, James 



Ancestors and Descendants, 

Starr, Thomas ( 1813), 

Private, Captain Oliver JLyman's Company, Massachusetts Militia, August 17-23, 
1777. 

Starr, Peter De Baun 

Starr, Timothy (1753 ), 

Corporal, Captain Return J. Meigs' Company, 2d Connecticut Continental Regi- 
ment, Colonel Joseph Spencer, May 9 — December 10, 1775 ; at siege of 
Boston. 

Fish, William Jay 

Stewart, Charles (1729-1800), 

Member New Jersey Provincial Congress, 1775-6 ; Colonel, Battalion New Jersey 
Minute Men, February 15, 1776 ; Commissary General of Issues, Continental 
Army, June 18, 1777— July, 1782. 
Duffield, Howard 

Stickney, Thomas (1729-1809), 

Colonel 11th Regiment New Hampshire Militia, 1776-80 ; at Bennington. 
Jenks, Robert Irving 

Stockwell, John (1764 ), 

Private, Captain Reuben Davis' Company, Colonel Luke Drury's Regiment Massa- 
chusetts Militia, July 17— October 22, 1781 ; and August 26, 1783. 
Coon, Charles Hastings 

Storrs, Ebenezer (1744-1838), 

Private, Captain Experience Storrs' Company, 3d Connecticut Continental Regi- 
ment, Colonel Israel Putnam, April — October, 1775 ; Private, Captain Lemuel 
Clark's Company, 5th Regiment Connecticut Militia, Colonel Experience 
Storrs, September — November, 1776. 
Ross, Henry Schuyler 

Stoutenburgh, Isaac (1738-1808), 

2d Major, 2d Battalion New York City Militia, Colonel William Heyer, February 
8, 1776; Lieutenant-Colonel of Colonel William Malcolm's Regiment, May 
8, 1776; Member New York Provincial Congress, 1776-7; Member New York 
Senate, 1778-83; Member New York Council of Appointment, October 25, 
1781. 

Foster, Frederick de Peyster 

140 



Ancestors and Descendants. 



Commissary, 4th Connecticut Continental Regiment, Colonel Benjamin Hinman, 
1775 ; Lieutenant, Captain John Bigelow's Company Connecticut Artillery, 
January 23, 1776. 

Slade, George Theron 

Sturgis, Jonathan (1743-1834), 

Private, Captain Hart Williams 1 Company Massachusetts Militia, "Lexington 
Alarm ; " Private, same company, Colonel Edmund Phinney's Massachusetts 
Continental Regimeut, May — December, 1775. 

Sturgis, William P. 

Sullivan, James (1744-1808), 

Member Massachusetts Provincial Congress, 1775 ; Judge Superior Court, Massa- 
chusetts, 1776 ; Member Continental Congress, 1782. 

Schley, James Montfort 

Summers, Andrew (1742-1806), 

Captain, Philadelphia Pennsylvania Militia, Colonel John Eyre, September 12, 
1777; Captain, Colonel John Eyre's Battalion of Artillery, Philadelphia 
Militia, August 13, 1779. 

See, Horace 

Swits, Walter (1754-1823), 

Lieutenant, Colonel Seth Warner's Regiment Additional Continental Infantry, 
1776-80; at Fort George. 

Barker, James Franklin 



Taft, Stephen (1710-1803), 

2d Lieutenant, Captain Joseph Chapin's Company Uxbridge Massachusetts Militia, 
"Lexington Alarm." 

Bliss, Leon 

Terry, Elnathan (1758-1840), 

Private, Captain Thomas Gorton's Company, 2d Regiment Rhode Island Militia, 
Colonel Charles Dyer, November 8— December 8, 1777. 

Terry, George Edgar 

141 



Ancestors and Descendants. 

Thayer, Levi, 

Corporal, Captain Gershom Nelson's Company, Mendon Massachusetts Militia, 
"Lexington Alarm;" Private, Lieutenant Seth Thayer's Company, 3d Regi- 
ment Worcester County Massachusetts Militia, Lieutenant-Colonel Nathan 
Tyler, December 8, 1776— January 23, 1777. 

Thayer, Charles Titus Thayer, John Rogers 



Thayer, Samuel, 

Private, Captain Gershom Nelson's Company, Mendon Massachusetts Militia, 
"Lexington Alarm;" Private, Captain Samuel Warren's Company, Colonel 
Joseph Read's Massachusetts Continental Regiment, May 9— December, 
1775 ; Private, Captain Nelson's Company, Colonel Tyler's Regiment Wor- 
cester County Massachusetts Militia, July 21, 1779— March, 1780. 
Starr, Peter De Baun 



Thayer, Timothy (1740-1811), 

Private, Captain Jonathan Stearns' Company, Colonel Dickinson's Regiment 
Massachusetts Militia, July 7— August 12, 1777. 
Starr, Peter De Baun 



Thomas, James (1737-1794), 

Private, Captain Benedict Arnold's Company, 1st Connecticut Continental Regi- 
ment, Colonel David Wooster, May 25 — December 20, 1775 ; at siege of 
Boston. 

Slade, George Theron 



Thomas, John (1758-1818), 

Surgeon's Mate, Colonel Theophilus Cotton's Massachusetts Continental Regi- 
ment, May — December, 1775 ; Surgeon's Mate, 23d Regiment Massachusetts 
Continental Infantry, Colonel John Bailey, January 1 — December 31, 1776 ; 
Surgeon, 9th Regiment Massachusetts Line, Colonel James Wesson, January 
1, 1777 ; transferred to 8th Regiment Massachusetts Line, Colonel Michael 
Jackson, January 1, 1781 ; served to close of war. 

Thomas, William Sturgis 

Thompson, Benjamin (1757-1830), 

Private, Morris County New Jersey Militia. 
Hawley, Irad 

142 



Ancestors and Descendants. 

Thompson, Hezekiah (1735-1803), 

Member Connecticut Assembly, 1782-4. 
Ladd, William Whitehead, Jr. 

Thompson, Isaac (1743-1816), 

1st Lieutenant, Captain John Buffet's Company, 1st Regiment Suffolk County 
New York Militia, Colonel William Floyd, January 3, 1776 ; Chairman, 
Islip, Long Island, Committee of Safety, 1776. 

Thompson, Joseph Todhunter 

Tibbits, Richard Salter (1762-1821), 

Mariner, Letter-of -Marque "Aurora," Captain Samuel Gerrish; taken prisoner, 
1780, and confined at Plymouth, England; Mate, Letter-of -Marque "Scorpion" 
of New Hampshire, Captain R. Salter, 1782. 

Tibbits, Harry Remsen 

Tilden, Nathaniel (1730-1816), 

Private, Captain Asahel Smith's Company, Colonel Benjamin Gibbs' Regiment 
Massachusetts Militia, March 4-9, 1776, served at Dorchester Heights; Pri- 
vate, Captain Abner Crane's Company, Colonel Robinson's Regiment Massa- 
chusetts Militia, August 12, 1777 — January 1, 1778; Private, Captain Nathan- 
iel Clap's Company, Colonel Benjamin Hawes' Regiment Massachusetts 
Militia, July 26 — September 11, 1778, served in Rhode Island ; Private, Cap- 
tain John Armstrong's Company, Colonel Benjamin Gibbs' Regiment Massa- 
chusetts Militia, May 8 — June 4, 1781, served in Rhode Island. 

Tilden, John Newel, Jr. 

Tincker, Nehemiah (1741 ), 

Ensign, Captain William Warner's Company Windham Connecticut Militia, 
"Lexington Alarm." 

Tinker, Arthur Lincoln. 

Tompkins, Stephen N. (1758-1846), 

Corporal, Captain George Lane's Company, 7th Regiment Dutchess County New 
York Militia, Colonel Henry Luddington, September, 1776, and May, 1777 ; 
Private, same regiment, October, 1777, June and September, 1778, and July, 
1779 ; Private, same company, 3d Regiment Westchester County New York 
Militia, Colonel Samuel Drake, May— October, 1780. 

Bulkeley, Alpheus Tompkins 

143 



Ancestors and Descendants. 

Towle, Simeon (1752-1823), 

Private, Captain Joseph Parsons' Company New Hampshire Minute Men, Octo- 
ber, 12, 1775; Private, Captain Henry Elkins' Company, Colonel Joshua 
Wingate's Regiment New Hampshire Militia, November 5, 1775; Private, 
Captain Jonathan Robinson's Company, Colonel William Whipple's Regi- 
ment New Hampshire Militia, raised to reinforce the Continental Army at 
New York, 1776; Sergeant, Captain Joseph Parsons' Company, Colonel 
David Gilman's Regiment New Hampshire Militia, December 5, 1776 — March 
11, 1777 ; Sergeant same company, Lieutenant-Colonel Joseph Senter's Regi- 
ment New Hampshire Militia, to reinforce the Continental Army in Rhode 
Island, June 27, 1777 — January 6, 1778; Private, Captain Joseph Parsons' 
Company, Colonel Moses Nichols' Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers, in 
Expedition to Rhode Island, August 5-26, 1778 ; Private, Captain Nute's Com- 
pany New Hampshire Militia, raised for defence of Portsmouth, September 
27, 1779. 

Ambrose, Fred Marden 



Townsend, Samuel (1717-1790), 

Member New York Provincial Congress, 1775-7 ; Member Committee to prepare a 
form of government, State of New York, August 1, 1776. 

Townsend, Frederick 



Treadwell, John (1745-1823), 

Member Connecticut Assembly, 1776-85. 
Treadwell, George Curtis 



Tryon, Eliud (1740 ), 

1st Lieutenant, Captain Daniel Sweasy's Company, Colonel William Allison's 
Regiment Orange County New York Militia, February 26, 1778. 

Dunning, Charles Thompson 

Tucker, Stephen (1732-1808), 

Corporal, Captain Samuel McClellan's Company, Woodstock Connecticut Militia, 
"Lexington Alarm;" Lieutenant, 4th Regiment Light Horse Connecticut 
Militia, Major Ebenezer Backus, 1776 ; Lieutenant in command 6th Com- 
pany 11th Regiment Connecticut Militia, Colonel Ebenezer Williams, May, 
1776 ; served in New York. 

Tucker, Willis Gaylord 

144 



Ancestors and Descendants. 

Turner, Isaac (1754-1829), 

Sergeant, Captain Edward Shipman's Company, 7th Connecticut Continental 
Regiment, Colonel Charles Webb, July 8 — December 18, 1775 ; Lieutenant, 
2d Regiment Connecticut Line, Colonel Charles Webb, January 1, 1777 — 
May 15, 1778. 

Porter, Thomas Wyman 

Turner, Jedediah (1733 ), 

Private, Captain Jabez Fitch's Company of Independent Volunteers, Connecticut 
Militia, April 16, 1782— March 1, 1783. 

Banks, Robert Lenox, Jr. 



Underwood, Timothy (1724 - — ) 

Captain, Westford Massachusetts Militia, "Lexington Alarm ;" Captain, Colonel 
William Prescott's Massachusetts Continental Regiment, May 25, 1775. 

Miles, William Burtis 



Vail, Benjamin ( 1779), 

Captain, Colonel John Hathorn's Orange County New York Militia ; killed in 
action at Minisink, July 22, 1779. 
Corwin, Hamilton Stewart 

Vail, Gilbert Townsend ( 1779), 

Private, Captain John Wood's Company, Colonel John Hathorn's Regiment 
Orange County New York Militia; killed in action at Minisink, July 22, 
1779. 

Corwin, Hamilton Stewart 

Van Alstyne, Thomas (1768-1838) 

Private, Captain Reinier Van Everen's Company 1st Regiment Tryon County 
New York Militia, Lieutenant-Colonel Samuel Clyde. 

Van Alstyne, Thomas Jefferson 

Vanderbilt. Jeremiah (1734-1807), 

Captain, Kings County New York Militia, Colonel Richard Van Brunt, March 11, 



1776. 

Vanderbilt, Charles Horton 

145 



Ancestors and Descendants. 

Vanderwerker, William (1734-1811), 

Private, Captain John Fisher's Company, 3d Regiment Tryon County New York 
Militia, Colonel Frederick Fisher. 

Davenport, Charles Edward 

Van Dyk, John (1754-1840), 

Captain, 1st Battalion New York City Militia, Colonel John Lasher, September, 
1776; 1st Lieutenant 2d Regiment Continental Corps of Artillery, Colonel 
John Lamb, November, 1776; promoted Captain-Lieutenant, and Major by 
brevet at close of war. 

Gibbons, Eugene Campbell Meeks, Robert Tertius 

Van Nest, Jerome, 

Private, Captain Matthew De Garmo's Company, 14th Regiment Albany New 
York Militia, Lieutenant-Colonel John Van Rensselaer. 

Moore, Charles Arthur 



Van Osdoll, John (1756-1836), 

Private, Captain Jacobus Wynkoop's Company 4th Regiment New York Line, 
Colonel James Holmes, August, 1775 ; served in Canada ; Corporal, Captain 
William Faulkner's Company, Lieutenant-Colonel Albert Pawling's Regi- 
ment New York Levies, 1779 ; Sergeant, Captain Johannis L. Hardenbergh's 
Company, Lieutenant-Colonel Frederick Weissenfel's Regiment New York 
Levies, 1782. 

Baldwin, Jared Grover, Jr. 

Van Rosenbergh, Jacob (1756-1828), 

Sergeant, Captain John Tater's Company, Colonel Cornelius Dota's Regiment 
Vermont Militia; served at Battle of Bennington; honorably discharged 
October 23, 1781. 

Gardiner, George Norman, Jr. 



Van Schaick, Goose (1736-1789), 

Colonel, 2d Regiment New York Line, June 28, 1775 ; Colonel 1st Regiment New 
York Line, March 8, 1776 — November, 1783, at Trenton ; received thanks 
of Congress for his conduct while in command ot expedition against the Onon- 
dago Indians, 1779; Brigadier-General by brevet, October 10, 1783. 

Winthrop, Grenville Bayard 

146 



Ancestors and Descendants. 

Van Tuyl, John (1753-1810), 

Corporal, Captain Lansing's Company, Colonel Graham's Regiment New York 
Militia ; 1st Lieutenant, Captain Moses Kortwright's Company, Orange 
County New York Militia, Colonel William Allison, February 26, 1778. 

Van Tuyl, George Casey, Jr. 

Veeder, Volkert (1736-1807), 

Captain, 4th Regiment Albany County New York Militia, Colonel Kilian Van 
Rensselaer, October 20, 1775 ; Member New York Provincial Congress, 
1776-7; 2d Major, 5th Regiment Albany County New York Militia, Colonel 
Garret G. Vandenbergh, February 20, 1776 ; Lieutenant-Colonel same, 
April 4, 1778 ; Lieutenant-Colonel, 3d Regiment Tryon County New York 
Militia, Colonel Frederick Fisher, Jtine 25, 1778. 

Lloyd, Isaac Ferris 

Vernon, William (1719-1806), 

President Rhode Island Continental Naval Board. 
Mann, Samuel Vernon, Jr. 

Voorhies, Daniel (1749-1782), 

Lieutenant, Captain David Chambers' Company, 3d Regiment Middlesex County 
New Jersey Militia, Colonel Jacob Hyer. 

Voorhies, Gordon 

Vose, George (1754-1798), 

Private, Captain Abraham Wheeler's Company, Colonel Lemuel Robinson's 
Regiment Massachusetts Militia, "Lexington Alarm;" Private, Captain 
Elijah Vose's Company, Colonel William Heath's Massachusetts Continental 
Regiment, October 9, 1775 ; Private, Captain John Robinson's Company, 
Colonel Benjamin Gill's Regiment Massachusetts Militia, served five days, 
March, 1776 ; Sergeant, Captain Seth Sumner's Company, same regiment, 
June 12-14, 1776, and March 1— April 4, 1778. 

Vose, George Howe 



Wade, Jonathan ( 1820), 

Sergeant, Captain Abraham Lyon's Company, 2d Regiment Essex County New 
Jersey Militia, Colonel Philip Van Cortlandt. 
Stillings, William Edward ' 

147 



Ancestors and Descendants. 

Wade, Nathaniel (1749-1826), 

Captain, Colonel Moses Little's Massachusetts Continental Regiment, May 19 — 
December, 1775 ; at Bunker Hill ; Captain 12th Regiment Massachusetts Con- 
tinental Infantry, Colonel Moses Little, January 1 — December 31, 1776, at 
Bunker Hill, siege of Boston, Long Island, Harlem Heights, White Plains, 
and Trenton ; Colonel, Middle Essex Regiment Massachusetts Militia, Febru- 
ary 27, 1778-80; at Rhode Island, and served on the Hudson. 

Wade, Alfred Byers Wade, Daniel Tread well 

Wade, Obadiah ( 1835), 

Private, Essex County New Jersey Militia. 
Stillings, William Edward 

Wadsworth, Reuben (1753-1836), 

Private, Captain Samuel Wyllys' Company, 2d Connecticut Continental Regiment, 
Colonel Joseph Spencer, May 5 — December 17, 1775 ; at siege of Boston ; 
Sergeant, Captain Jonathan Wads worth's Company, Colonel Thaddeus 
Cook's Regiment Connecticut Militia, August 26— November 3, 1777 ; at 
Saratoga. 

Whitney, Charles Wadsworth 

Wagner, Johan Peter, 

Lieutenant-Colonel, 2d Battalion Tryon County New York Militia, 1775; re- 
appointed June 25, 1778 ; at Oriskany. 

Wagner, Charles Gray 

Waite, Beriah (1756-1820), 

Ensign, Captain John Brown's Company, North Kingstown Rhode Island Militia, 
May, 1778 ; promoted Lieutenant same company, June, 1780. 

Wait, William Bell 

Walbridge, Solomon (1755-1814), 

Private, Captain Samuel Robinson's Company Vermont Militia ; at Bennington. 
Nichols, James Allen 

Ward, Artemas (1727-1800), 

Commander-in Chief Massachusetts forces, May 19, 1775; Commander-in-Chief 
Continental forces, June 15, 1775 ; Senior Major-General Continental Army, 
June 17, 1775 — September 20, 1776; Member Massachusetts Provincial Con- 
gress, 1775; Member Massachusetts Executive Council, 1777; Member Conti- 
nental Congress, 1779. 

Ward, Henry Galbraith 

148 



Ancestors and Descendants. 

Warren, Ephraim (1759-1812), 

Private, Captain James Hosley's Company, Townsend Massachusetts Militia, 
"Lexington Alarm f Corporal, Captain Henry Farwell's Company, Colonel 
William Prescott's Massachusetts Continental Regiment, May — December, 
1775 ; Corporal, Captain William H. Ballard's Company, 7th Regiment 
Massachusetts Line ; Lieutenant, Colonel John Brooks, April 8, 1777— April 
8, 1780. 

Rogers, Charles Butler 

Washington, John Augustine (1736-1787), 
Member Virginia Convention, May 6, 1776. 
Washington, William de Hertburn 

Waterbury, Josiah (1732 ), 

Private, Captain Reuben Scofield's Company, 9th Regiment Connecticut Militia, 
Colonel John Mead, April 10, 1780— January 1, 1781. 

Waterbury, Frederick Martin 



Welles, Roger (1753-1795), 

2d Lieutenant, Colonel Samuel B. Webb's Regiment Additional Continental 
Infantry, January 1, 1777; 1st Lieutenant, May 16, 1778 ; Captain, April 
8, 1780 ; transferred to 3d Regiment Connecticut Line, Colonel Samuel 
B. Webb, January 1, 1781; retained in Colonel Heman Swift's Regiment 
Connecticut Line, June — November, 1783; at Rhode Island; wounded at 
Yorktown. 

Welles, Lemuel Aiken 



Westcott, Samuel (1730-1792), 

Captain, 1st Battalion, Cumberland County New Jersey Militia, Colonel Elijah 
Hand ; resigned May 3, 1779. 

Whitaker, William Force 



Wheeler, James (1743-1790), 

Private, Captain Jonathan Drowne's Company, 14th Regiment Massachusetts Line, 
Colonel Gamaliel Bradford, February 15 — June 16, 1777 ; Private, same com- 
pany, Colonel William R. Lee's Regiment Additional Continental Infantry, 
June, 1777. 

Clifford, Chandler Robbins 

149 



Ancestors and Descendants. 

Wheeler, Reverend Joseph (1735-1793), 

Private, Captain Samuel Stone's Company, Colonel William Prescott's Regiment 
Massachusetts Militia, "Lexington Alarm;" Member Massachusetts Provin- 
cial Congress, 1774-75. 

Richardson, Leonard Woods 



Whipple, Matthew (1754-1781), 

Private, Captain Jeremiah Page's Company, Danvers Massachusetts Militia, 
"Lexington Alarm;" 2d Lieutenant, Captain Samuel Page's Company, 8th 
Regiment Essex County Massachusetts Militia, Colonel Henry Herrick, 
April 2, 1776 ; 1st Lieutenant same company, Colonel Ebenezer Francis' Regi- 
ment Massachusetts Militia, February 20, 1777; Lieutenant, Captain Silas 
Adams' Company, Colonel Titcomb's Regiment, Massachusetts Militia, June 
29, 1777 ; Lieutenant, Captain Asa Prince's Company, Colonel Danf orth Keyes' 
Regiment Massachusetts Militia, September 1 — October 1, 1777; 1st Lieuten- 
ant, Grenadier Company, 8th Regiment Massachusetts Militia, Colonel 
Thorndike, May 4, 1779 ; Lieutenant, Captain Jeremiah Putnam's Company, 
Colonel Nathan Tyler's Regiment Massachusetts Militia, July 14 — December 
1, 1779, served in Rhode Island ; Captain, 5th Regiment Massachusetts Line, 
Colonel Rufus Putnam, January 5, 1781. 

Furey, Charles Whipple 



White, Enoch (1747-1803), 

Corporal, Captain Moses Montague's Company, Colonel Benjamin R. Wood- 
bridge's Massachusetts Continental Regimental, " Lexington Alarm ;" 2d Lieu- 
tenant, Captain Samuel Cook's Company, same regiment, September 4 — 
November 29, 1777 ; Lieutenant same, December 7, 1777. 

Clark, David Crawford Clark, George Crawford 

Clark, Louis Crawford 



Whiting, Joseph (1754-1824), 

Private, Captain Samuel Peck, Jr.'s, Company, 1st Connecticut Continental Regi- 
ment, Colonel David Wooster, May— November 25, 1775, served in Northern 
Department; Private, Captain Isaac Stone's Company, Colonel Jonathan 
Latimer's Regiment Connecticut Militia, August 23 — November 9, 1777, at 
Saratoga; Adjutant 2d Battalion Waterbury's Brigade Connecticut Militia, 
April 24, 1781; Lieutenant, Connecticut Militia, 1782, served at Horseneck. 

Plyer, Charles Herbert Plyer, George Girling 

150 



Ancestors and Descendants. 

Whiting, Samuel (1720-1803), 

Captain, 5th Connecticut Continental Regiment, Colonel David Waterbury ; pro- 
moted Lieutenant-Colonel, May 1 — November 18, 1775 ; served in Northern 
Department; Colonel, 1st Battalion Connecticut State Troops, November, 
1776 ; served around New York ; Colonel 4th Regiment Connecticut Militia, 
1776-80 ; Colonel, Commandant 4th Brigade Militia, at Fairfield, July 5, 1779. 

Plyer, Charles Herbert Plyer, George Girling 



Whiting, William, M. D. (1730-1792), 

Member Massachusetts Provincial Congress, 1775. 
Doubleday, Frank Nelson 



Whiton, Thomas (1719 ), 

Private, Captain Joseph Soper's Company, 2d Regiment Plymouth County Mas- 
sachusetts Militia, "Lexington Alarm;" Member Hanover Massachusetts 
Committee of Safety, 1776. 

Whiton, Louis Claude 



Whittemore, Samuel (1696-1793), 

Private, Charlestown Massachusetts Minute Men ; wounded in action at Lexing- 
ton, April 19, 1775. 

Whittemore, George, Jr. Whittemore, Henry 



Wilcox, Giles (1750-1838), 

Private, Captain Samuel Gales' Company, Killingworih Connecticut Militia, 
"Lexington Alarm ;'' Private, same company, 6th Connecticut Continental 
Regiment, Colonel Samuel H. Parsons, May 9 — December 19, 1775 ; at siege 
of Boston ; Musician, 1st Regiment Connecticut Line, Colonel Jedediah Hunt- 
ington, December 10, 1776; Drum Major August 1, 1780; Corporal, January 
1, 1781; at Germantown and Monmouth; Corporal, Asahel Hodges' Com- 
pany, 5th Regiment Connecticut Line, Lieutenant-Colonel Isaac Sherman, 
January 1, 1781-3. 

Bell, Jared Weed 

151 



Ancestors and Descendants. 

Willard, Reuben (1755-1823), 

Volunteer in Captain Jonathan Davis' Company of Minute Men, " Lexington 
Alarm; 1 ' enlisted in 24th Regiment Continental Infantry, Colonel Ephraim 
Doolittle, April 28, 1775 ; promoted Ensign in same, November 27, 1775 ; hon- 
orably retired on reorganization of the main Continental Army, January 1, 
1776 ; 2d Lieutenant 2d Regiment Massachusetss Volunteer Infantry, Colonel 
Jonathan Holman, Brigadier- General John Fellows' Brigada, June 25 — De- 
cember 1, 1776 ; volunteered in Captain Jonathan Davis' Company, Colonel 
Samuel Denny's Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, June 25, 1779 ; 
appointed Sergeant-Major; promoted Lieutenant in same, August 12, 1779; 
honorably discharged March 25, 1780. 

Gardiner, George Norman, Jr. 

Williams, Jehiel (1733-1810), 

Corporal, Captain James Clark's Company, Lebanon Connecticut Militia, ' ' Lex- 
ington Alarm ;" Corporal same company, 3d Connecticut Continental Regi- 
ment, Colonel Israel Putnam, May 15 — December 24, 1775 ; at Bunker Hill. 

Williams, Chauncey Pratt 

Willis, James, 

1st Lieutenant, 1st Regiment Westchester County New York Militia, Colonel 
Joseph Drake, September 20, 1775. 

Cape, Henry 

Wilse, Peter (1742 ), 

Private, 1st Regiment Westchester County New York Militia, Lieutenant-Colonel 
James Hammond, May 27, 1779— May 25, 1780. 

Hartley, Wilfrid 

Wilson, Josiah (1758 ), 

Private, Captain David Lyon's Company, 1st New York Continental Regiment, 
Colonel Alexander McDougall, served one year. 

Fuller, Howard Newton 

Winne, Jacob, 

Adjutant, 15th Rgiment Albany County New York Militia, Colonel Peter Vroo 
man, October 20 — December 1, 1779; Quartermaster, Lieutenant-Colonel 
Marin us Willett's Regiment New York Levies, August 7— November 30, 1781. 
Gibbons, Eugene Campbell 

152 



Ancestors and Descendants. 

Wisner, Henry, 3d (1742-1812), 

Captain, Florida and Warwick Regiment Orange Count}' New York Militia, Col- 
onel John Hathorn, September 22, 1775 ; Major, February 28, 1776 ; Lieuten- 
ant-Colonel, February 19, 1778. 
Saxe, Henry Wisner 

Wisner, John (1718-1778), 

Captain, Florida and Warwick Company Orange County Minute Men, Colonel 
Isaac Nicoll, March 6, 1776. 
Saxe, Henry Wisner. 

Wiswall, Noah (1699-1786), 

Private, Captain Jeremiah Wiswall's Company Newton Massachusetts Militia, at 
Lexington. 

Bible, Howard Wiswall 

Wood, John (1745-1812), 

Drummer, Captain Joshua Wood's Company, Leominster Massachusetts Militia, 
' ' Lexington Alarm ; " Sergeant, Captain John Joslin's Company, Colonel 
Job Cushing's Regiment Massachusetts Militia, July — December, 1777. 

Wood, Francis Gregory 

Wooster, Walter (1745-1829), 

Sergeant, Captain Eli Leavenworth's Company, 6th Regiment Connecticut Line, 
Colonel R. J. Meigs, March 2, 1777— February, 1780; wounded at Kings- 
bridge, New York. 

Collins, William Henry 

Worthen, Ezekiel (1710 ), 

Muster Master, New Hampshire Troops, 1776 ; 1st Lieutenant, Captain Mark 
Wiggins' Company, Colonel Pierce Long's Regiment New Hampshire 
Militia, August 22, 1776 ; Lieutenant, Captain Samuel McConnel's Company, 
Colonel David Oilman's Regiment New Hampshire Militia, to reinforce the 
Continental Army at New York, December 5, 1776— March 15, 1777 ; Captain, 
Colonel Stephen Peabody's Regiment New Hampshire Militia, March 13, 
1778 — January 6, 1779, served in Rhode Island ; Captain, Colonel Hercules 
Mooney's Regiment New Hompshire Militia, June 23, 1779 ; Paymaster, June 
30, 1779— January 16, 1780; served in Rhode Island. 

James, Edward Frederick 

153 



Ancestors and Descendants. 

Wright, Samuel (1761-1806), 

Private, Captain Aaron Aorson's Company, 3d Regiment New York Line, 
Colonel Peter Gansevoort ; promoted Sergeant, November 5, 1778. 

Weekes, Henry Hobart 

Wyley, Thomas (1718-1776), 

Private, Captain Andrew White's Company New -York Levies, Lieutenant-Col- 
onel Frederick Weissenfel, October, 1776 ; killed in action at White Plains, 
October 28, 1776. 

Darlington, Gustavus Cornelius 



Yale, Samuel (1763 ), 

Private, Lieutenant-Colonel Samuel Canfield's Regiment Connecticut Militia, 
September, 1781 ; served at West Point. 

Plumb, James Ives 

Yale, Street (1739 ), 

Private, Captain Street Hall's Company, 7th Connecticut Continental Regiment, 
Colonel Charles Webb, July 12— December 12, 1775, at siege of Boston; 
Private, Captain John Couch's Company, Colonel Philip B. Bradley's Bat- 
talion, Wadsworth Brigade, Connecticut State Troops, June 24, 1776 — Janu- 
ary 11, 1777, at Fort Washington. 
Plumb, James Ives 

Yeager, Andrew (1735-1800), 

Private, Captain Albright Deibler's Company, 4th Battalion Lancaster County 
Pennsylvania Militia, Colonel James Burd, March 14, 1776; Private, Captain 
John Rutherford's Company; same battalion, Colonel Robert Elder, Sep- 
tember, 1777; Private, Captain Martin Weaver's Company, Upper Paxtang 
Pennsylvania Militia, 1778 and 1781. 

Yeager, James Martin 

154 



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